Box 6, Folder 2, Document 8

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JAC K ETHERIDGE
F"ULiON COUNTY
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COM M ON SCHOOLS
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Janu ary 29 , 1965
M r . P . L. Bardin
Ban k o f G e o rgia Building
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mr . Bardin:
R e: Interim R eport of the Local E d ucati on Co mmi ss ion
I have read the Commission ' s Interim Report with great interest and encouragement.
One concludes that little question remains as to the need to move promptly toward
consolidation of the Atlanta and Fulton County systems .
As I understand it , there is a great need to co ntinue the w o rk of the C ommission
during the coming year for the purpose of preparing appr o priate legi s lation
and making additional necessary studies.
Whatever might be proposed by this Commission must be of n e cessity pre sented to
the Fulton and DeKalb l egislative delegations. My experience has been that it is a
mistake for legislation as complex as this, to be presented to the delegation within
only a few days or weeks of the session . For that reason, I am writing not only to
congratulate you and others upon this interim report, but to urgently call your
attention to the absolute need to have l egislation prepared well in advance of the •
nex t session.
It would seem to me that unless th e drafting of the appropriate legislat ion can be
completed by at least Septem ber or October of this year, the Commission might well
risk the loss of an entire additional year in seeing these statutes enacted. I am
quite certain that you are conscious of this problem, yet as one who has had some
exper i ence in seeking to deal with legislation that is either hastily prepare d or
presented to the d e legation a t the eleventh hour, I feel it is important for all of the
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Mr. P. L : Bardin
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January 29, 1965
members of the Commission to be aware of this important consideration for the
planning · of the Commission's work.
Permit me to express to all those having a part in this important study my
genuine appreciation.
Sincerely,
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cc: Members of the Local Education Commission
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