ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA, Reporter Newspapers broadcast partner) –

Gov. Nathan Deal plans to announce Wednesday the people he has chosen to replace the six DeKalb County school board members he removed from office.

The governor used a 2011 law to remove six of DeKalb County’s nine school board members after the district was put on probation by its accrediting agency because of alleged mismanagement and infighting on the school board.

The three remaining school members are the ones most recently elected to office.

Earlier this week, the governor publicly named the 63 people from a field of 400 who were being interviewed by a panel the governor chose to find replacements. Among those on the short list were former state School Superintendent Werner Rogers, former State Rep. Doug Teper and Kathleen Mathers, the former head of the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement. Mathers’ led the analysis that revealed recent widespread cheating in Atlanta Public Schools.

Whether any of those candidates will be among the governor’s top picks is anyone’s guess.

Deal is expected to make his announcement at 11 a.m.

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