Legislative day 25 The Senate Youth and Education Committee met early this morning and heard a few bills.The Senate has their own version of recess scheduling…. it is SB 210. Amazingly, we are spending our time trying to reason with what appears to be concerns about recess in elementary schools. Which I find kind of odd for Republicans to be expanding Government to influence recess in 1-5 grades. It appears that the legislature wants to reach down to the classroom level and schedule recess. Might be considered an overreach by true conservatives. Nevertheless, both the House with HB 83 and Senate with their version with SB 210 are attempting to influence elementary schools daily schedule. I have heard very little discussion on attempting to understand elementary school scheduling and little discussion on elementary Physical Education. Voted “Do Pass” and on to rules.
SB 108 is Computer Science legislation to be implemented in the near future focused on coding and computer languages and programing. This is a high need career opportunity. The Lt. Gov. has recommended $1 million dollars in FY20 budget for teacher computer science training. This bill received a vote and a “Do Pass” and moved to rules.
SR 266 is a Georgia High School Association resolution to encourage an assessment of operations and functions of GHSA. This will become a joint House and Senate Resolution the next time we see this legislation. This will be taken up again Monday as a joint resolution in the Senate Ed committee to be voted upon.
Legislative Day 26 Monday, March 4, 2019.
The House will convene at 10am Monday, March 4, 2019. Senate Begins at 1pm on Monday.
Have a great weekend! Next week will be busy under the Gold Dome. Legislative Days 26- 29 with crossover day being day 28, Thursday, March 7, 2019 are scheduled for next week.