ATLANTA -- For Atlanta's School Board it was kind of like being called to the principal's office on Tuesday, a principal who didn't ask to deal with the problem.
For the first time they met face to face with Governor Nathan Deal on Tuesday, only a few days after he signed a new law that would allow him to remove them.
Outgoing Superintendent Beverly Hall and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed also attended the one hour closed door session.
It was Reed who persuaded the State Legislature to pass a recent bill that would allow the Governor to replace the board if they don't get their system out of accreditation trouble.
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools placed APS's accreditation on probation in January and has given them until September to fix problems caused mainly by board in-fighting.