Governor to remove south Ga. school board

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 7:47 AM
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ATLANTA — Gov. Nathan Deal plans to remove the members of the troubled Miller County school board under a new law passed last year.

Deal’s spokesman Brian Robinson said Monday the governor is forming a committee to recommend people to serve the remainder of the five-member board’s terms. He said new members must be named before the current board members can be officially removed from office.

State officials recommended in March that the governor oust the Miller County board over evidence that the members threatened to fire employees and hurled expletives at each other in meetings.

Miller County is on probation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in part because of the board’s behavior.

School district officials did not immediately return a request for comment.

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MrClen1944
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MrClen1944 05/01/12 - 08:42 am
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Dr. Azziz?

Dr. Azziz?

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 05/01/12 - 10:13 am
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They ought to seriously

They ought to seriously consider shutting down their school system and either:

1. Merge with a nearby county (like what Taliaferro County did years ago), or

2. Letting the state take over.

Dixieman
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Dixieman 05/01/12 - 10:50 am
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Private school.

Private school.

FriedFacts
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FriedFacts 05/01/12 - 11:13 am
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It seems to me Richmond
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It seems to me Richmond County BOE meetings have had the same rude behavior exhibited. Plus, the poor results in Richmond County speak for the board's actions. Governor?

FriedFacts
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FriedFacts 05/01/12 - 02:10 pm
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What's interesting in Miller
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What's interesting in Miller County is that it has 3 white BOE members and 1 black member with a white Superintendent and a white attorney. Their 5th BOE member, a white, stepped down in Feb.

Remember when Venus Cain wanted to square off in the Richmond Cty BOE meeting? If Deal wants to see a dysfunctional BOE come to Augusta.

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