Box 6, Folder 1, Document 14
LOCAL EDUCATION COMMISSION
of Atlanta and Fulton County, Georgia P. L .
W . KENNETH STRINGER
OTIS M . JACKSON
3121 MAPLE DRIVE ,
1440 BANK OF GEORGIA BUILDING ATLANTA, GEORGIA
1393 PEACHTREE STREET ,
MINUTES LOCAL EDUCATION COHHISS ION 1-'.IEE'l'ING
October 24, 1966 The Local Education C~'lttnission met at 10:00 a.m. in the Conference Room of the Administration Building of the Atlanta Public Schools with the following in attendance: Conmtlssion Members
Mr. P. L. Bardin
Mr. Alan lCiepper (Represented Dr. West) Mr. Harry \fost (Represented Mr.
Mr. Hartha.1ne Sanders
Leonard Robinson Hr . Earl Landers Mr. J. H. Cawthon Dr. John u. Letson
- iir. Otis Jackson
Dr. Rufus Clement r1rs. Alan Ritter
N .E .
ATLANTA , GEORGIA 30309
Consultants and Staff Dr. Truman Pierce
Hr. A. C. Latimer Hr. Lee Perry Dr. Curtis Henson
llinutes of the September 22, 1966 meeting were unanimously approved . Mr. Leonard aobinson, chairman of the committee appointed to recomme 1 how the length of term for each board member of the initial board of education for the new school district will be determined, presented the report. The committee recommended that the statement regarding the election of board members specifically state the following: l.
The winner in each sub-district will be the candidate receiving the largest nmnber of votes.
In the event of a tie the Orand Jury will be asked to detennine the winner.
The Grand Jury will be asked to designate the length of term of office of eQch of the nine successful candidates for the
�initial board of education. Three members ,ri.11 be designated to serve two-year terms, three members to serve four-year terr.is, and three members to serve six year tenns. Iir. Robinson made the motion that the Commission receive the report. The motion was seconded by Dr. Rufus Clement and passed unanimously. After discussing the recommendations of the Committee, Hr. Robinson made a motion that the report be adopted. The motion was seconded by Hr. J. H. -Cawthon and passed unanimously. Dr. Pierce reported that Dr. Johns had spent two days in Atlanta and was moving along satisfactorily with his assignment. Hr. Latimer gave a progress report of work of the lawyers to date. It was apparent that the total report would not be completed in time for action of the 1967 legislature. ~fr. nobinson made the motion that a progress report be presented to the legislature on the first day of the 1967 session. This report should include decisions made and work completed to date, an outline of work which is yet to be ·completed and ·a time table for -completing it, and a request that the life of the Commission be extended for another year. The motion was seconded by Hr. Otis Jackson and passed unanjmously.
Mr. Jardin instructed Dr. Pierce and }fr. La.timer to assume the major responsibility for drafting the report. The next meeting of the Conmission will be at 10:00 a.m. on December 5, 1966 for the purpose of receiving and discussing the progress report. The meeting was adjourned at 11:30
Approved By :
Recor ding Secre tary
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