|Getting rid of corrupt school board members
4 Clayton School Board Members Should Go
August 27, 2008, AP
A state administrative judge recommended Wednesday that four members of
the embattled Clayton County school board be removed from office for violating
Georgia's open meetings laws and ethics code.
Judge Michael Malihi issued his recommendation less than 24 hours before
Clayton County was to find out whether the 50,000-student district would keep
its accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Gov.
Sonny Perdue was expected to make a decision later Wednesday on whether
to unseat the board members.
In his ruling, Malihi wrote that board chairwoman A. Michelle Strong, and board
members Lois Baines-Hunter, Sandra Scott and Yolanda Everett "have
engaged in conduct unbecoming of a board member and in breach of public
The four women participated in closed-door executive sessions of the board
without first announcing what would be talked about, which is required by state
law, Malihi wrote. They also discussed topics that were not listed on the board's
agenda and berated staff during meetings, he wrote.
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