Bartow County Commissioner Clarence Brown took an official stance against a constitutional amendment voters will decide Nov. 6.
Brown approved a resolution opposing Amendment #1, which would restore the state's power to approve charter schools and their funding.
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For county and city of Cartersville schools, the commissioner supports school-board level decisions on education and "opposes the State’s establishment of a separate system of state-authorized public Charter Schools that are funded through a funding formula that unilaterally takes critically needed funds from local public schools and re-directs them to the state-controlled Charter Schools," according to the resolution.
Brown told The Daily Tribune News the Bartow County Board of Education requested his support.
"The board of education asked me [if] I would join in with them, and when I investigated what was going on I was glad to join in with them. I’m proud to stand by their side," he said, according to the newspaper.
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