Rep. Oliver Introduces School Board Legislation

ATLANTA — State Representatives Mary Margaret Oliver (D-Decatur), Mike Dudgeon (R-Johns Creek), and Howard Mosby (D-Atlanta) today announced the introduction of House Bill 669. This bi-partisan legislation would create an additional option for local school boards sanctioned under the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

“We need to give more options for school boards sanctioned by SACS,” said Rep. Oliver. “The current single option for SACS sanctions is a blunt tool. By allowing school boards to have alternative remedies, we can create more focused corrective measures that will allow local school board members to solve existing issues themselves with state oversight.”

Under current law, school districts that are sanctioned under the SACS only have one option, removal of school board members. HB 669 would create additional options for local school boards, the Governor, and the state school board so that they have alternative remedies for school districts that are sanctioned by SACS.

For more information on HB 669, please click here.

Representative Mary Margaret Oliver represents the citizens of District 82, which includes portions of DeKalb County. She was elected into the House of Representatives in 2002, and she currently serves on the Appropriations, Governmental Affairs, Judiciary, Juvenile Justice, and Science & Technology committees.