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Supremes: State ethics code not for school boards

March 19, 2012 --

Georgia’s Code of Ethics does not apply to members of local school boards, the Supreme Court of Georgia said today in a unanimous decision. The high court ruled that former Gov. Sonny Perdue had no authority in August 2010 to remove three members of the Warren County Board of Education for alleged misconduct.

June 9

June 9, 2011 --

Strong reaction to ATL city clerk’s ethics violations Deal declines to disclose inaugural spending Five school boards could face hearings ATL to release names of airport contract evaluators Man accuses Red Dog unit of inappropriate search

Mark Elgart, accreditation boogeyman: $355,024

Mark Elgart, accreditation boogeyman: $355,024
April 11, 2011 --

Mark Elgart, when not scaring the pants off of local school boards, draws a paycheck of more than $350,000 from this Alpharetta-based non-profit, Advance Education Inc. Tax records show four other senior staffers also earn $150,000 or more.

Oct. 10

October 10, 2010 --

Deal’s federal taxes baffling APD’s CSI unit still understaffed, undertrained, underpaid Few study power of school boards Ex-lawmaker’s tax evasion trial set for April City: Repaying feds won’t hurt Augusta charities GBI probing Kingston, Ga., finances again

Bill targets school board ethics standards

March 22, 2010 --

The fallout from Clayton County schools’ recent meltdown, in all likelihood, will drift down on Georgia’s 179 other boards of education this summer. Lawmakers are nearing final approval of a bill, to take effect July 1, that would set minimum ethics standards for local school boards and empower the governor, in some cases, to remove members who can’t adhere to them. Read on …