A ballot question allowing the state to take control of “chronically failing” schools–including two in Brookhaven–failed with voters Nov. 8. The statewide Opportunity School District question drew 60 percent “no” votes, according to unofficial results from the Georgia Secretary of State’s office.

Montclair Elementary School in Brookhaven, considered a chronically failing school, is on the list for a possible state takeover if the Opportunity School District amendment is approved. (Photo Phil Mosier)

A proposal from Gov. Nathan Deal, the Opportunity School District would have required a state constitutional amendment to go into effect.

DeKalb County’s Montclair and Woodward elementary schools in Brookhaven were among dozens on the potential Opportunity School District list.

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John Ruch is an Atlanta-based journalist. Previously, he was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.