Georgia School Board Chairman to Step Down

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

DeKalb County school board Chairman Eugene Walker announced Monday that he will be stepping down from his leadership role over the troubled school district.

Walker will remain on the board but will relinquish his chairmanship so someone else can lead.

“I will be stepping down as chair and we will elect a new chair,” Walker said at the close of a meeting that was called over the weekend.

Last year, Walkers’ colleagues selected him as chairman. This year, though, during the annual vote, the board couldn’t muster a majority for a new chairman. That left Walker in by default. The 9-member board is expected to meet again at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday for another try at selecting a chair.

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