The DeKalb County Board of Education has filed a lawsuit to prevent a Feb. 21 hearing about its possible removal.
In the lawsuit, filed Feb. 19, the school board is asking for a temporary restraining order to halt its meeting with the Georgia Board of Education.
The DeKalb board is scheduled to go before the state board to show it has made significant improvement on the required actions called for by AdvancED, the organization that grants the county’s accreditation. Currently, the DeKalb school district is on accreditation probation.
State board members are tasked with making a recommendation to Gov. Nathan Deal about the possible removal of the current DeKalb school board and replace it with appointed members.
Dorie Turner Nolt, assistant director of communications for the Georgia Department of Education, said the board is reserving comment on the lawsuit for now.
“Until we hear otherwise, the DeKalb hearing will go on as scheduled,” Nolt said.