Box 6, Folder 1, Document 17

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4 //~ LOCAL EDUCATION COMMISSION

of Atlanta and Fulton County, Georgia



CHAIRMAN VICE CHAIRMAN SECRETARY-TREASURER
P. L. BARDIN Otis M. JACKSON W. KENNETH STRINGER
1440 BANK OF GEORGIA BUILDING 3121 MAPLE DRIVE, N.E. 1393 PEACHTREE STREET, N.E.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303 ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30305 ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30309
524-2626 237-4729 ‘873-3578

LOCAL EDUCATION COMMISSION MEETING
April 19, 1967
The Local Education Commission met in the Board Room of the

Fulton County Administration Building at 9:60 a.in. on April 19, 1967
with the following in attendance:

Members

Mrs. Ethel 3rooks Dr. Pavl D. West

Mr. J. H. Cawthon

Mrs. Joseph Ford Cons ts Staff
Mr. Otis Jackson Mr. James Groton

Mr. Alan Kiepper Mrs. Martha Gaines
Dr. John W. Letson Dr. Curtis Henson

Mr. A. 3. Padgett Mr. A. C. Latimer
Mrs. Alan Ritter Dr. Truman Pierce

Mr. Kenneth Stringer
Mr. William M. Teem, III

Mr. Otis Jackson served as Chairman and introduced the new
members of the Commission.

Recognition was given to the passing of Mr. P,. L. Bardin in
December. It was announced that a wreath was sent in the name of the
Commission. Members of the Conmission reimbursed Mr. Kenneth Stringer
for the wreath.

The Commission took recognition of the death of Mr. Fred J. Turner
who was an invaluable member of the Commission and who had devoted many
years of his life in service to the Atlanta Community. It was agreed
that a resolution of sympathy be sent from the Commission to Mrs. Turner.

Mr. Latimer gave a brief report of the work of the lawyers and
the problems encountered. He proposed that the Commission hire a lawyer
and a secretary to spend full-time on the research required for the
report, and that office space be rented in the First National Bank
Building. The work of the lawyer would be supervised by Mr. Latimer
and lir. Groton who would be responsible for the final draft for the
report. The estimated cost will be approximately $1,300 a month.
Mr. Cawthon made a motion that the Conmission approve the plan
as outlined and that Mr. Latimer and Mr. Groton proceed as expeditiously
as possible in employing the staff members and completing the work out-
lined. The motion, seconded by Mr. A. B. Padgett, was unanimously
approved.

Dr. West read a resolution from the Grand Jury appointing Mr.
Otis Jackson to the Fulton County 3oard of Education. Congratulations
were extended to Mr. Jackson.

The Commission unanimously elected Mr. Otis Jackson to continues
to serve as Vice-Chairman and Mr. Kenneth Stringer as Secretary-
Treasurer of the Commission during 1967. The office of Chairman will
be filled at the next meeting.

Dr. Letson was requested to propose a replacement for ifr. Turner.

An expression of gratitude was expressed to Mr. Alan Xiepper for
his capable and dedicated services which he has rendered to the County,
the School System, and to the Commission. His leaving Atlanta will
be a great loss to the total community. The Commission wished for him
Godspeed. Mr. Xiepper expressed appreciation for the kind remarks and
asked that his name be kept on the mailing list of the Conmission.

Dr. Pierce made a brief progress report. He stated that this
Commission, unlike previous Commissions, had made the decision that
the two school systems should be joined as soon as possible. The
Commission had taken the position that this decision and the plan
developed would fulfill its obligation. However, the delegation felt
that a more complete plan should be presented and instructed the
Commission to develop a more comprehensive plan of combining the two
systems. Consequently Dr. R. L. Johns was employed to develop the
unit on finances and business management and Dr. Willard Elsbree and
Dr. John Phay to develop the section on personnel. J3oth reports are
scheduled to be completed by June Ist. A copy of these two reports
will be sent to the members of the Commission prior to the next meeting
which will be held at 12:30 p.m. Monday June 19, 1967.

lirs. Martha Gaines was instructed to make the appropriate news
releases and to feel free to contact members of the Commission for
advice and consultation.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:00 a.m.

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