Rep. Oliver preps bill for APS/DeKalb Schools contractThe Georgia State Capitol. Photo by Ken Lund, obtained via Wikimedia Commons
By Dena Mellick, contributor
Decaturish has learned Georgia House Representative Mary Margaret Oliver, D-Decatur, will soon file a bill to allow Atlanta Public Schools (APS) to contract with the DeKalb County School System if an annexation goes through.
In an email, Rep. Oliver told Decaturish she anticipates filing the bill Monday. She said it would provide the ability for the DeKalb School Board to collaborate with APS in order to allow elementary school children in the feeder pattern to Druid Hills High School to continue going there.
Decaturish asked Oliver if such an agreement would need to go through both the Atlanta and DeKalb delegations. Rep. Oliver said it only requires the vote of the City of Atlanta delegation to submit a referendum to voters.
Last week, HB 586 was introduced, an annexation bill filed by State Rep. Pat Gardner, D-Atlanta.