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(AJC) — Atlanta school board members, for the first time in nearly a year, might be ready to shelve a simple majority strategy as a way of getting things done.  A switch from a supermajority for key decisions — six of nine votes — led to a series of conflicts last year that ended with the board on probation. Members now seem to agree that a return to a consensus is necessary, assuring city leaders of the board’s intent to win back full accreditation.  Members could begin to formalize this action at a Monday meeting for an APS board that has gathered every week since the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools penalized the board and demanded that it improve its governance. The process won’t be completed in one vote, rather a series of steps that include asking a Fulton County judge to sign off on it.

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