Newest Clayton County Board of Education member elected

The special general election for Clayton County Board of Education District 8 in Georgia was on Sept. 21. The filing deadline to run passed on Aug. 11. 

Joy Tellis Cooper (D) defeated Arvis Walker (D) for the District 8 seat.

A runoff election was initially scheduled for Oct. 19, but it was not needed after only two candidates filed to run.

As of 2018, Clayton County Public Schools served 54,840 students. It is the fifth-largest school district in Georgia. 

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