A state legislator plans to introduce a bill this week that would give Clayton County residents power to make the school board chairman’s post a full-time job that would be elected countywide.
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School boards at a glance
Here’s a brief look at the compensation and makeup of elected school boards in Georgia’s 180 traditional public school systems.
Number of board chairmen who are elected districtwide: 29
Number of boards that receive no compensation: 11
Number of boards where the chairman makes more money than the other board members: 44
Source: Georgia School Board Association