Here’s a link to Rep. Tom Taylor’s bill to amend Georgia’s state constitution to allow creation of new, locally controlled school districts. Taylor’s bill was dropped Monday, February 25, 2013:
The core of the amendment, HR-486, is:
…to authorize any municipality created on or after January 1, 2005, and any municipality which is contiguous to a municipality created on or after January 1, 2005, irrespective of whether such municipalities may be in different counties, to establish individually or collectively by local law an independent school system…
In short: If HR-486 is approved by the Georgia General Assembly and voters via Georgia’s state constitution amendment ballot, any of the newer cities created could form a new school district either alone or in combination with a contiguous city, even if the contiguous cities are in different counties.
In addition to Tom Taylor, 79th district, co-sponsors of this sorely-needed, forward-looking amendment, HR-486, which will guarantee citizens local control of their children’s education are: Mike Jacobs, 80th District; Joe Wilkinson, 52nd District; Lynne Riley, 50th District; Mike Dudgeon, 25th District; and Buzz Brockway, 102nd District.