Ga. lawmakers consider school board reform bill

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia lawmakers are looking at overhauling how
the state regulates school boards in the wake of one of the state's
school districts losing accreditation.

The bill would give the governor the power to remove misbehaving
school board members, limit how many members a board can have and
require training. It's part of Gov. Sonny Perdue's response to a
report issued in September by a task force that recommended change
to prevent more problems for the state's public school districts.

The report came out after the Atlanta-based Southern Association
of Colleges and Schools pulled the accreditation of the Clayton
County school district.

Local school boards have opposed the legislation, saying it
unfairly targets them because it doesn't include city councils and
county commissions.


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