If Robin Marinovsky could have her way, Nancy Jester would have never resigned her seat on the DeKalb Board of Education.
“She is the only one who was doing right for the children,” Marinovsky, who has two children in DeKalb Schools, told WSB’s Pete Combs.
But Jester told her blog followers and the AJC Wednesday that she is stepping down.
“I hope that we don’t have a long protracted fight over the issue, but there might be,” Jester said of the ongoing lawsuit. “I don’t think that’s very healing for the community. That’s one reason I wanted to resign — it distracts from the focus on kids and taxpayers.”
Mariovsky hopes Jester will not be out for long.
“She would definitely have a great chance of being re-elected again,” Marinovsky ventured.
Can that happen? More than 400 people have applied to temporarily replace the six DeKalb school board members suspended by Governor Deal. It is likely whoever gets the job will want to hold onto it for some time to come.
Jester wasn’t sure if anyone else would follow her lead. Only former board chairman Eugene Walker could be reached by the AJC.
“You know I’m not going to resign,” Walker said. “No way.” He said he will keep the lawsuit alive, too.