Former DeKalb school official to run for state superintendent – Atlanta Business Chronicle

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Former DeKalb school official to run for state superintendent – Atlanta Business Chronicle

Former DeKalb School Board member Nancy Jester has announced her candidacy for state school superintendent, reports WABE.

At a playground in Dunwoody, the Republican candidate said, “With only 67 percent as our graduation rate, too many children aren’t making it to that road because that on-ramp is broken.”

WABE notes that Jester was one of six DeKalb board members suspended by Governor Nathan Deal. The suspensions followed a recommendation by the state board of education and a report from the district’s accrediting agency which cited poor board governance and financial concerns. Jester later resigned.

Jester said she’s not concerned about what voters will think about the situation, WABE reports.

“I’m really proud of my record in DeKalb,” Jester said. “And you can ask anybody here with me here, I uncovered the financial malfeasance in DeKalb.”

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