Gov. Nathan Deal has named another major donor to the Georgia Board of Regents.
Deal announced Monday that Neil Pruitt Jr., CEO of Atlanta-based health care company UHS-Pruitt Corp., will join the 18-member board. The board oversees the state's 35 public colleges and universities.
Some Georgia schools are beefing up their security for high-stakes testing.
The measures for the Criterion Referenced Competency Tests follow suspected cheating incidents.
Scandals have hit school systems across the state in recent years.
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.