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How your school boards work for you

...the length of the school year.Both Richmond and Columbia counties delegate some responsibilities to a non-elected superintendent, who establishes a cabinet of assistant superintendents and oversees the system's curriculum and instruction...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-11-30/how-your-school-boards-wo
Elect school superintendents, Georgia lawmakers say

...to get the state to end elected superintendents in 1992. They pushed a...local tax most voters pay, elected superintendents face considerable pressure...consequences."He worries that elected superintendents will focus more on getting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-11-18/elect-school-superintend
Thurmond's daughter to tie knot

...and bought it the next day." Mr. Thurmond, who will turn 98 Dec. 5, has been a public figure since he was elected superintendent of Edgefield County schools in 1928. Although the Thurmonds' list of colleagues and friends is lengthy, Mrs...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/09/08/met_295272.shtml
Metro | Aiken High School
Kent: Ga. legislature notes; a parking question

...explain how the governor's new hand-picked Office of Accountability will work. This takes away power from the elected superintendent and Department of Education. But, in explaining why his watchdog agency is needed, Gov. Roy Barnes says...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/03/26/op_285785.shtml
Opinion columns | Augusta National Golf Club
Tags CEO plan as 'another layer'

...voted out in Columbia County by its citizens and replaced with an appointed one. The main reason for ridding the elected superintendent was the position limited itself to a Columbia County resident only. So why should the Columbia County citizens...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/01/18/edi_279948.shtml
Editorials
Schrenko defends schools' efforts

...funnel the money through him." Other states have set up parallel education officials and agencies and stripped elected superintendents of duties and pay. Mr. Shumake said to offer a constitutional amendment to have the superintendent appointed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/10/25/met_274932.shtml
Metro
NAACP chief: Board should handle effort

The president of the South Carolina NAACP said Wednesday that the newly elected superintendent and novice board members should be given a chance to rebuild Allendale County's run-down school system be fore the state barges...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/07/22/met_266139.shtml
Metro
Governor announces plan for School Board

...also charged the new board with developing recommendations to delineate the powers of the appointed body and elected superintendent to avoid future power struggles. "It's broke and it needs to be fixed," Isakson said. Miller called Isakson...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1996/12/12/met_201197.shtml
Metro
'Evolution' stirs curriculum bill

...for comment on the bill. The Department of Education is part of the executive branch, with an independently elected superintendent. Its board is appointed by the governor and ultimately approves or rejects curriculum plans. Lawmakers have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/02/10/met_404065.shtml
Metro
Schizophrenic schools

...schizophrenic - not to mention costly and inefficient - by giving the unelected board chairman the power to undermine the elected superintendent. If lawmakers won't sell the public on the wisdom of amending the constitution, then they ought to at least...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/07/27/op_321056.shtml
Opinion columns