Holy smoke. The state received 403 applicants for the six DeKalb County board jobs, although some came from people who don’t even live in Georgia. (As I reported last week, the applicants will have to come from the districts represented by the empty seats.)
The deadline for applicants was two hours ago.
The governor’s office is promising that the appointment process will not take weeks as Nathan Deal understands that the DeKalb board can’t function without a quorum. The board now consists of the three members who took office in January and thus were not swept out by Deal due to the accreditation crisis caused in large part by the board’s historic dysfunction.
The nomination committee will meet Friday to begin the task of narrowing down what seems an overwhelming list of possible replacements.
As expected, DeKalb school board member Nancy Jester’s announcement today that she is resigning is spurring calls for other board members to resign to clear the decks, so to speak.