Hearing Could Shape Future of Metro School System

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DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - A state hearing involving Georgia's third-largest school district could help determine the fate of its school board members.

The hearing, set for Thursday morning, could result in sweeping changes for the DeKalb County school system's leadership. Under a 2011 law, Gov. Nathan Deal can suspend the local board if the state school board recommends it.

The school board had filed a lawsuit, seeking to halt Thursday's hearing with the Georgia Board of Education. But a judge on Wednesday declined the board's request to stop it.

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in December put the suburban Atlanta system on probation and threatened to revoke its accreditation.

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