SB 26 - Cert. Dept. of Ed. Employees - School Supt. may employ, dismiss

Georgia Senate - 1995/1996 Sessions

SB 26 - Cert. Dept. of Ed. Employees - School Supt. may employ, dismiss

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Code Sections - 20-2-11/ 20-2-34
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Senate Comm: Ed / House Comm: / Senate Vote: Yeas Nays --------------------------------------------- Senate Action House --------------------------------------------- 1/10/95 Read 1st time --------------------------------------------- Code Sections amended: 20-2-11, 20-2-34
SB 26 95 LC 14 6318 SENATE BILL 26 By: Senators Land of the 16th, Newbill of the 56th, Edge of the 28th and others A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT 1- 1 To amend Chapter 2 of Title 20 of the Official Code of 1- 2 Georgia Annotated, relating to elementary, secondary, and 1- 3 adult education, so as to provide that the State School 1- 4 Superintendent shall be authorized to employ and dismiss 1- 5 certain employees of the Department of Education; to provide 1- 6 for other related matters; to provide an effective date; to 1- 7 repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes. 1- 8 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA: SECTION 1. 1- 9 Chapter 2 of Title 20 of the Official Code of Georgia 1-10 Annotated, relating to elementary, secondary, and adult 1-11 education, is amended by striking Code Section 20-2-11, 1-12 relating to functions of the State Board of Education, and 1-13 inserting in its place a new Code section to read as 1-14 follows: 1-15 "20-2-11. (Index) 1-16 The State Board of Education shall prepare and submit to 1-17 the Governor and General Assembly an estimate of the funds 1-18 necessary for the operation of the state public school 1-19 system. It shall have general supervision of the 1-20 Department of Education and may delegate to subject to the 1-21 exclusive authority of the State School Superintendent the 1-22 authority to employ and dismiss such clerical employees, 1-23 supervisors, administrators, and other employees who are 1-24 members of the classified service under Article 1 of 1-25 Chapter 20 of Title 45 as may be necessary for the 1-26 efficient operation of the Department of Education. It 1-27 shall set aside the necessary funds for the maintenance of 1-28 the office of the department and the State School 1-29 Superintendent, the amount and sufficiency of such funds 1-30 to be in the discretion of the state board, such funds to 1-31 be disbursed by the superintendent in the payment of 1-32 salaries and travel expenses of employees and for S. B. 26 -1- (Index) LC 14 6318 2- 1 printing, communication, equipment, repairs, and other 2- 2 expenses incidental to the operation of the department." SECTION 2. 2- 3 Said chapter is further amended by striking Code Section 2- 4 20-2-34, relating to functions of the State School 2- 5 Superintendent, and inserting in its place a new Code 2- 6 section to read as follows: 2- 7 "20-2-34. (Index) 2- 8 (a) The State School Superintendent shall carry out and 2- 9 enforce all the rules and regulations of the State Board 2-10 of Education and the laws governing the schools receiving 2-11 state aid.; 2-12 (b) The State School Superintendent shall have the 2-13 authority to employ and dismiss clerical employees, 2-14 supervisors, administrators, and other employees of the 2-15 Department of Education who are members of the classified 2-16 service under Article 1 of Chapter 20 of Title 45 as may 2-17 be necessary for the efficient operation of the Department 2-18 of Education and subject to the availability of funds for 2-19 such employees. 2-20 (c) The State School Superintendent he shall from time to 2-21 time make such recommendations to the state board as may 2-22 affect the welfare and efficiency of the public schools. 2-23 The State School Superintendent He shall have authority to 2-24 suspend a county school superintendent for incompetency, 2-25 willful neglect of duty, misconduct, immorality, or the 2-26 commission of any crime involving moral turpitude, 2-27 provided that all of his or her acts in this matter shall 2-28 be subject to the approval of the state board and the 2-29 party so suspended may appeal his or her case to the state 2-30 board, whose decision shall be final." SECTION 3. 2-31 This Act shall become effective upon its approval by the 2-32 Governor or upon its becoming effective without such 2-33 approval. SECTION 4. 2-34 All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are 2-35 repealed. S. B. 26 -2- (Index)

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