Georgia schools may be forced into more transparency

Georgia school officials may be working with less state control, but lawmakers want them to work more openly, as well.

Two proposals that cleared the state House of Representatives this week would require school administrators to publicly post information about curriculum and finances. Rep. Dave Belton, R-Buckhead, sponsored a measure that requires districts to “make readily accessible” school-level details and documents that are already public information.

Some districts in Georgia have refused to provide such details, he said. They would have until next year to comply under his proposal, which also requires districts to post this financial data on their websites. Continue…