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August 22-- Members of the Montgomery County school board go to Atlanta Wednesday to tell the State Board of Education why they should remain in office.  The school system is on probation and the state board has the authority to recommend that Governor Nathan Deal suspend with pay the local board members for problems relating to governance of the school system.

Monday afternoon the Montgomery Board met and approved the same Code of Ethics it had approved when it first came into office in January.  Board Chairman Deloris James says the reaffirmation is one of the requirements dictated by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

"Maybe it's just for clarification so that AdvancEd is sure that each board member has read and will abide by the Code of Ethics," she said.  When asked if she thought any members of the board have violated the code since it's approval in January, she said, "No, I do not."

The school board has already approved a consent order drafted by the state board of education and one outcome of the Wednesday meeting could be final approval of the order by the state if it allows the school board to remain in office.