The new reconstituted DeKalb Board of Education faces a busy first meeting Wednesday at 6. Among the action items on the agenda:
Termination of the DeKalb County School District’s status as a plaintiff in The DeKalb County School District, et al. vs. The Georgia State Board of Education, et al., Case No. 1:13-CV-0544, pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division. Presented by: Mr. Marshall D. Orson, Board Representative, District #2
Reduction in legal expenses.
Quick Summary / Abstract
Presented by: Mr. Marshall D. Orson, Board Representative, District #2
Upon approval of this action item, the Superintendent is requested within 24 hours to instruct outside counsel to take appropriate steps to seek termination of the School District’s further status as plaintiff in the above-referenced lawsuit and any related litigation.
Termination as plaintiff of the DeKalb County School District in the above-referenced lawsuit and any related litigation will result in financial savings as of the date of the termination of such status.
It is requested that the DeKalb County Board of Education terminate the School District’s status as plaintiff in the above-referenced legal matter and any related litigation in any court. It is further requested that such termination be without prejudice, if possible.
I assume this will end the funding the lawsuit with district funding. But suspended member Eugene Walker’s lawsuit challenging the state law that enabled his removal can proceed.
“Since there is another plaintiff in the lawsuit — Gene Walker –DCSD’s withdrawal from the suit would not stop the suit,” said Orson.
–From Maureen Downey, for the AJC Get Schooled blog