Senate Approves House Bill Concerning the Douglas County Board of Education

ATLANTA (March 18, 2014) | House Bill 1108, carried in the Senate by Senator Mike Dugan (R- Carrollton), passed the Georgia Senate today 34-18.

In January, members of the Douglas County Board of Education (BOE) voted on a resolution asking local legislators for a reduction in their pay.  HB 1108 achieves the Douglas County BOE’s request for separating their salary amounts from Superior Court Judges.  This legislation also gives the school board raises only when teachers get increases in salary.

“This is fiscally responsible legislation that simply aligns the Douglas County Board of Education salaries with others statewide,” said Sen. Dugan.  “Obviously I would have preferred to have this bill presented on the local consent calendar, but we were forced to take a different course.  I am thankful my colleagues in the Senate agreed that we should honor the School Board’s wishes and finally get this bill passed.”

HB 1108, introduced in the Georgia House by Representative Micah Gravley (R-Douglasville), decreases the Douglas County BOE’s pay by ten percent and detaches them from the salaries of Superior Court Judges.

HB 1108 will now be transferred to the Governor’s desk for his signature.  HB 1108 will take effect January 1, 2015.

For Immediate Release:
March 18, 2014

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Emily Williams, Communications Associate