Box 6, Folder 1, Document 14

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ayy LOCAL EDUCATION COMMISSION
/ of Atlanta and Fulton County, Georgia

CHAIRMAN VICE CHAIRMAN SECRETARY-TREASURER

W. KENNETH STRINGER

P. L. BARDIN Otis M. JACKSON :
1393 PEACHTREE STREET, N.E.



1440 BANK OF GEORGIA BUILDING 3121 MAPLE DRive, N.E. ae
ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303 ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30305 ATLANTA, GEORGIA 303
524-2626 237-4729 873-3578

LOCAL EDUCATION COMMISSION Mc@TmNG
October 24, 1966
The Local Education Commission met at 10:00 a.m. in the Conference

Room of the Administration Building of the Atlanta Public Schools with
the following in attendance:

Commission Members Mr. Alan Kiepper (Represented
Dr. West)

Mr. P, L. 3ardin Mr. Harry West (Represented Mr,

Mr, Marthame Sanders Alan Kiepper)

Mr. Leonard Robinson

Ifr. Earl Landers Consultants and Staff

Mr. J. H. Cawthon

Dr. John W. Letson Dr. Truman Pierce

i. Otis Jackson ir. A. C. Latimer

Dr. Rufus Clement Mr. Lee Perry

lirs. Alan Ritter Dr. Curtis Henson

lfinutes of the September 22, 1966 meeting were unanimously approved.

Mr. Leonard Robinson, chairman of the committee appointed to recommen
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:

1. The winner in each sub-district will be the candidate re-
ceiving the largest number of votes.

2. In the event of a tie the Grand Jury will be asked to determine
the winner.

3. The Grand Jury will be asked to designate the length of term
of office of cach of the nine successful candidates for the






initial board of education. Three members will be designated
to serve two-year terms, three members to serve four-year
terms, and three members to serve six year terms.

lir. Robinson made the motion that the Conmission receive the report.
The motion was seconded by Dr. Rufus Clement and passed unanimously.

After discussing the recommendations of the Conmittee, ifr. Robinson
made a motion that the report be adopted, The motion was seconded by If.
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.

lr, 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.

Mr, Robinson 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 compl├ęted 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 lr. Otis Jackson and passed unanimously.

Mr. Dardin instructed Dr. Pierce and Mr. Latimer to assume the
major responsibility for drafting the report.

The next meeting of the Commission 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 a.m.



Approved By:



Chairman Recording Secretary




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