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State sets BoE Hearing
Liberty County School System

The Georgia State Board of Education has set a hearing to determine whether they should recommend to Gov. Nathan Deal that he suspend members of the Liberty County school board.

State law requires the hearing when a school system is placed under review by AdvancED due to board behavior or governance issues. The Liberty County School System was placed under review May 8.

The hearing before the state board is set for 12:30 p.m. July 19. It’s unclear whether the hearing will be held in Liberty County or Atlanta.

A copy of the order, obtained by the Courier shows the document was sent to all board members and LCSS Superintendent Dr. Franklin Perry June 14.

The hearing will allow the Liberty County school board to present evidence to the state board.

The document states that board members may request a telephonic pre-hearing July 3.

Board members are required to file a witness list which includes contact information, a brief description of the anticipated testimony of each witness, a document list and any stipulated facts with the state board.

The documents are due by July 10.

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