Georgia’s school funding formula should be overhauled to steer more resources toward students from low-income families, educators, parents, and students from Chatham County told a state Senate study committee.
In the coming months, state lawmakers are preparing to reexamine QBE. The Senate Study Committee to Review Educational Funding Mechanisms is set to hold three meetings across the state this fall to gather input about potentially revising the formula.
The lottery-funded Georgia Pre-K program simply is not enough to fill the gap in funding. That’s what Clayton County Schools Superintendent Dr. Morcease Beasley said during a recent hearing on early childhood education hosted by the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute.
Secretary of Education Cardona met with parents, faculty, and staff at Kelley Lake Elementary on Friday, applauding the school’s use of funding from the American Rescue Plan to improve its ventilation system as students prepare to return to the classroom.
Georgia schools are about to receive the final $1.4 billion installment of $4.2 billion in federal coronavirus relief funds the state Department of Education was allocated through legislation Congress passed in March.
The Georgia Lottery generated more than $1.5 billion for the state’s HOPE Scholarship and Pre-K programs during the last fiscal year, a record that came despite a global pandemic that dampened economic activity.
Georgia lawmakers are debating a bill that would allow a limited group of parents to send their children to private schools using taxpayer dollars, reigniting the debate over school vouchers in Georgia.
In 2008 the Georgia Legislature created a program for taxpayers to fund private school scholarships, promising the measure would pressure low-performing public schools to improve, reduce local and state taxes and help lower-income children stuck in bad public schools.
Since then, more than $600 million has been shifted from state coffers to elementary and high school scholarships at private schools around the state – including more than 40 in the Savannah area.
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On this edition of Political Rewind, legislators have just one day left in the 2018 session and a number of key bills remain unresolved. We’ll look at...