Commission studying Georgia education system nears decisions

Posted at 4:31 PM, Oct 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-22 16:31:00-04

ATLANTA (AP) - A commission appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal plans to make recommendations next month for overhauling Georgia's education system, including how the state funds schools and pays teachers.

Deal's Education Reform Commission met Thursday for its final scheduled meeting before voting on recommendations from five subcommittees. Those smaller groups were charged to develop recommendations for the full commission's approval, and then incorporated into a report for Deal.

Commission chair Charles Knapp says Deal will review that report and determine which recommendations he wants to put before state lawmakers.

But the commission has a lot to do before reconvening in mid-November. Most proposals discussed Thursday didn't come with cost estimates, and the subcommittee studying Georgia's complicated formula for doling out money to schools hasn't finished its recommendations.