Atlanta school board taps Esteves as chairman

The Atlanta Board of Education picked an attorney to lead its nine-member board, whose members also were sworn in Monday.

Jason Esteves, 34, will serve a two-year term as board chairman after a unanimous vote.  At his first meeting, he announced the creation of an equity task force charged with making sure the board has an equity policy in place and monitors the policy’s implementation. 

“I want to make sure that this board as we look at all the various issues that we tackle [that] we are looking at it through the lens of equity,” he said.

He selected board member Byron Amos to leading that task force. 

Esteves was first elected to the school board in 2013. In November, he was unopposed in the race to retain his at-large seat 9.

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