ATLANTA (AP) - Registered sex offenders would not be allowed to
run for or serve on a school board in Georgia under legislation
that passed in the state Senate.
State Sen. John Douglas sponsored the measure that passed
Douglas, a Republican from Social Circle, says he was spurred by
a 2008 incident in his Newton County district where a convicted
pedophile unsuccessfully sought a seat on the local school board.
He says the legislation would stop sex offenders from using a
seat on the school board to gain access to children.
It now moves to the House.