SUMTER COUNTY, GA- Sumter County school board members will not call for a new
election, even though a federal judge says an election should take place. A lawsuit delayed the
school board election scheduled last year.
A few weeks ago, a
judge ruled that a redistricting plan that cuts the number of board members
from 9 to 7 is legal. Last night, Board
members voted not to call an election because they want to keep 9 members. Now, they must decide
whether to ask the legislature or a judge to redraw districts again.