A bill that would let the governor suspend school board members of systems currently in danger of losing accreditation awaits Governor Deal’s signature.
The measure’s supporters say its main intent is to put pressure on the members of Atlanta Public Schools.
Georgia's public schools are attracting hundreds of teachers who commute from nearby Tennessee.
Records show, about 16 percent of teachers in the 11 Georgia counties nearest Chattanooga -- live in the neighboring state.
Officials from the Georgia Institute of Technology plan to visit the school's Savannah campus this week.
Their goal is to reassure students and faculty that the science and technology institute is still committed to Georgia's coast.