ADVOCACY | LEADERSHIP | PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

Legislative day 30 was thankfully slow on action.  Could this be the calm before the storm?   Today, the Senate passed SR 266 which encourages Georgia High School Association to assess its operations and practices.  This was passed unanimously on the floor of the Senate. Senator Ellis Black sponsored the legislation.

A key hearing on SB 175 is scheduled for the Retirement Committee at 2pm tomorrow.  This bill requires the employer and employee to pay their portion of TRS benefits even as systems/other TRS membership employers rehire retiring critical personnel. (i.e. 49% employees.)  The cost to each system who employees these professionals that return to work will see an increase in their personnel budget costs.  RESAs are finding that the financial impact would be significant to their budgets for 2020.

Legislative days 31 and 32 Wednesday and Thursday respectively.  I imagine the activity will pick up.

GSSA announcement:  Spring Bootstrap is scheduled for April 17-18, 2019, at the Riverfront Marriott in Savannah.  The block of rooms set aside for the conference have been gobbled up at the Marriott and the Homewood Suites.   Registration for the conference is open on our website at GSSA website.

Quote: Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.  

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