Dooly County School Board removed from office

Dooly County School Board removed from office
Gov. Deal suspends the troubled Dooly County School Board
Gov. Deal suspends the troubled Dooly County School Board

VIENNA, GA (WALB) - A south Georgia school system is currently without a school board.

Gov. Nathan Deal kicked all five members of the Dooly County Board of Education out of office on Monday.

State law allows the governor to intervene if a school district's accreditation is at risk. An accrediting organization began reviewing the district in 2015, giving the district low scores for governance and leadership. A year later, the organization said the district showed little improvement.

Deal appointed a six-member panel to nominate replacement school board members.

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