The HOPE Scholarship reserve is expected to dry up next year, even without the cuts to lottery funded programs proposed by Governor Nathan Deal.
That’s because lottery revenues can’t keep up with rising enrollment and tuition at Georgia’s 35 public colleges and universities.
Parents and students of private, charter and virtual schools came together on the steps of the capitol to advocate for more choice in education.
On their agenda this year… legislation that would expand a voucher.
A key state legislator said Georgia lawmakers are considering creating a new panel to review school funding.
House Education Committee Chairman Brooks Coleman told Morris News Service he hopes the new panel could draft recommendations next year.
Just as North Georgia is beginning to fully recover from last week’s snow and ice, another ice storm is in the forecast for next week. Meanwhile, school districts are deciding how to make up already missed school days.