Jul 29, 2014
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Jim McMahan Elected Vice-Chair of School Board

For the second time this week, the board was unable to pick a new chairman.

Jim McMahan Elected Vice-Chair of School Board

The embattled DeKalb Board of Education has a new vice-chair as of Wednesday, but the position of chairman remains up in the air.

Jim McMahan, who joined the board a month ago as District 4 (Tucker) representative, was voted in this morning as vice-chair. Eugene Walker, however, will remain as chairman at least for the next 30 days - or until the next meeting - because no candidate received the five votes needed to win the post.

Not only was there lack of concensus, but the board struggled with the voting process itself and seemed confused as to which rules were applicable.

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools currently has the district under probation after finding the board guilty of mishandling funds and poor management.

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