Aretta Baldon is the newest member of the Atlanta Board of Education.
Photo: Courtesy of Aretta Baldon
Photo: Courtesy of Aretta Baldon

Every seat filled on Atlanta school board for first time since January

The Atlanta Board of Education is back at full capacity for the first time since late January.

Aretta Baldon, who won a special election last month to represent central Atlanta’s District 2, was sworn in on Monday and took her seat on the board. 

Board Chairman Jason Esteves said Baldon also will serve on the board’s budget commission.

Baldon will finish out the remainder of Byron Amos’ term through 2021. Amos left the nine-member board in late January to run for Atlanta City Council, and the board has had only eight members since then.

She joins the board at a critical juncture. The board has begun searching for a new superintendent and is developing a strategic plan, a document that will guide the district for the next five years. 

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