Chattooga County school board chairman who voted for five-day-a-week schedule tries to block residents' effort to oust him

Staff photo by Jake Daniels/Chattanooga Times Free Press — Apr 26, 2012 Pictured is Chattooga High School in Summerville, Ga., on Thursday, April 26, 2012. Chattooga County, Ga., has adopted a four-day school week, and teachers, students and administrators say they prefer the shorter week. The county has also taken on other cost-cutting measures, like reducing the amount of electricity used and being more mindful about seemingly minor spending.
photo Staff photo by Jake Daniels/Chattanooga Times Free Press — Apr 26, 2012 Students hustle through the halls of Chattooga High School on the way to their final class of the day in Summerville, Ga., on Thursday, April 26, 2012. Chattooga County, Ga., has adopted a four-day school week, and teachers, students and administrators say they prefer the shorter week. The county has also taken on other cost-cutting measures, like reducing the amount of electricity used and being more mindful about seemingly minor spending.

A Chattooga County Board of Education member is trying to nip a recall effort in the bud.

An attorney for board chairman John Agnew filed a petition in Chattooga County Superior Court on Wednesday, asking a judge to block some residents' effort to collect signatures and kick Agnew off his perch.