Reporter Newspapers: Bill allowing independent school systems on hold until 2016

In the last legislative session, Rep. Tom Taylor (R-Dunwoody) figured his chances were slim of getting HR 4 passed, which would have allowed cities in Georgia to form independent school systems, something that has been prohibited by the state Constitution since 1945.

More lobbying time was needed, said Erika Harris, co-chair for Georgians for Local Area School Systems, or GLASS. There were 23 new members of the House last session and they were unknowns as far as how they would vote.
Before next session, members of GLASS and other lobbyist organizations want to talk with the new members and explain the benefits of smaller school systems.

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