Former board member Eugene Walker remains a plaintiff.
Other actions in the board's first meeting since Deal appointed six new members included accepting an update on the 11-point action plan to keep accreditation after SACS put the system on notice in December.
Milestones in the process occur in May, when the accrediting agency will visit the system.
The board tackled a series of actions delayed by the removal of six board members in Februrary.
All votes were unanimous except for approval of buying trailers to be used as classrooms.
New board member Thaddeus Mayfield objected on financial grounds.