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Georgia Governor Removes Board of Ed Members for Violating State Open Meetings Act

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Georgia Governor Removes Board of Ed Members for Violating State Open Meetings Act

August 31, 2008 - 23:14

From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

A new member of the beleaguered Clayton County school board accused his colleagues of meeting illegally Friday, the same secrecy that led Gov. Sonny Perdue to remove four other members.

On Thursday, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools revoked Clayton schools’ accreditation, citing a dysfunctional board, among other reasons. Perdue removed the four members hours later for violating the state Open Meetings Act and state code of ethics.

‘I can’t participate in an illegal meeting,’ said King, an attorney sworn in to the District 4 seat earlier this week. ‘SACS was concerned about deceptive tactics, and we need to put a stop to that.’