Decatur, GA - The Director of the SACS, the agency that accredits schools, had some harsh criticism for a suspended DeKalb County School Board member who's asking to get her old job back.
Dr. Pamela Speaks was removed from the school board, along with five other members.
On Thursday, Speaks attended a reinstatement hearing, hoping to get her job back. The former DeKalb County Board member represented herself at the hearing.
But, Dr. Mark Elgart also spoke at the hearing and said Speaks didn't deserve to be on the board.
"One of the limitations, quite frankly, professional in my opinion, is that you failed to understand your duty as a board member and carrying it out," says Elgart.
Speaks told Channel 2 Action News, "He stuck the knife in my back. That's how I feel about that. He never once ever said that to me ahead of time."
SACS placed the DeKalb County School System on probation back in December and gave officials one year pass accreditation.
The purpose of the reinstatement hearing was for Speaks to prove to a judge that she could help the school district turn things around.
In the coming weeks, four more suspended school board members will also have similar reinstatement hearings.
Back in February, Gov. Nathan Deal suspended six DeKalb County School Board members citing financial mismanagement and nepotism.