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.