DeKalb grand jury wants school probe

DECATUR, Ga. — A grand jury is calling for a special investigation of the DeKalb County school board.

 

The DeKalb County Superior Court grand jury has recommended that a special grand jury look into the county school board, saying it’s clear that the school system remains top-heavy and suffers from a perception of conflicts of interest and waste.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says the grand jury blamed the board for taking nearly two years to find a permanent replacement for former superintendent Crawford Lewis.

DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James called the report “explosive” and says it’s something that has to be taken very seriously.

About 95,000 students are enrolled in the system.

. District spokesman Walter Woods says the system is prepared to cooperate fully with any investigation.

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