The new board members — John Coleman, Michael Erwin, David Campbell, Joyce Morley, Karen Carter and Thaddeus Mayfield — were sworn in during a ceremony at the DeKalb County Schools administrative headquarters at 1 p.m.
Deal says a selection panel interviewed about 60 applicants from a field of more than 400. He said he’s encouraged by the candidates’ qualifications, and their credentials are a testament to the residents of DeKalb County.
DeKalb County is the state’s third-largest school district, serving about 99,000 students. It was placed on probation in December by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools following a six-month investigation.
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