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Bill Reforming School Boards Moves to Ga. Governor’s Desk

By The Associated Press — April 27, 2010 1 min read
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A bill that would allow Georgia’s governor to oust misbehaving district school board members was on its way to becoming law last week.

After gaining final approval from the state Senate, the bill was headed to the governor’s desk. Gov. Sonny Perdue, a Republican, pushed for the legislation after he was unable to step in when the Clayton County school district lost accreditation in 2008. State law did not allow such intervention by the governor.

The bill would also put in place conflict-of-interest and nepotism guidelines for school board members and require that they take ethics training.

The 50,000-student Clayton County district has since regained its accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

A version of this article appeared in the April 28, 2010 edition of Education Week as Bill Reforming School Boards Moves to Ga. Governor’s Desk

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