Political Notes — State BOE sets hearing on charter school termination

[private]The state Board of Education has agreed to proceed with a hearing that would terminate the Department of Education’s contract with Macon Charter Academy and shut down the Bibb County charter school.

Board members voted unanimously in a Friday morning conference call meeting to set an Aug. 18 hearing, where Macon Charter Academy will be allowed to respond to recommendations that the school’s charter be terminated.

Macon Charter is currently immersed in Chapter 11 reorganization proceedings, but the bankruptcy judge ruled this week that state and local school boards could move forward with regulatory proceedings to close the school.

The state school board hearing will be held more than two weeks after the new school year starts for Bibb County public schools.

Hudgens schedules Aetna hearing

State Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens has scheduled a July hearing on the proposed acquisition of Humana Employers Health Plans of Georgia Inc. by Aetna Inc.

The July 26 hearing will begin at 9 a.m. in the Georgia Department of Insurance, 2 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Suite 916. West Tower.

Medical Board officers

The Georgia Composite Medical Board has elected Dr. John S. Antalis, a Dalton physician, as the board chairman for the next 12 months. Dr. E. Daniel DeLoach, a Savannah plastic surgeon, was elected vice chairman.

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