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February 16--  The Georgia Board of Education is delaying a follow-up hearing for the Montgomery County school board.

County School Superintendent Randy Rodgers reports the state board voted to delay the planned March hearing until after a June visit of a review team from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

The state board conducted a hearing last August on the future of the school board after a SACS report last summer noted eight areas of board governance which needed improvement.

A SACS team visited the school system in December and concluded three areas of weakness had been corrected and work on five other areas was in progress.

Meanwhile, the school system's accreditation remains on probation and school board members could be removed from office by Governor Nathan Deal if remaining issues are not resolved to the satisifaction of the state school board.