ADVOCACY | LEADERSHIP | PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

Legislative day 34, was a little bit of a hangover day from the Senate Education and Youth Committee passing the ESA/Voucher bill the previous day.  We continue to communicate with key legislators to hopefully maintain a vote advantage.  The bill was anticipated to be on  the floor of the Senate Friday but apparently that will […]

Read More

Legislative day 33, was fairly routine.  Both chambers moved through their respective calendars up through the noon hour.  The House subcommittee and Senate Education and Youth full Committee held their afternoon meetings. The House Education subcommittee moved three bills forward.  SB 83 sponsored by Senator Jeff Mullis expands the teaching of Old and New Testament […]

Read More

Legislative day 32, was light on the consideration of bills in both chambers which we certainly like to see.  A reminder is the only responsibility/requirement of the legislature is to pass a budget during each session but as we all know they tend to go beyond that charge.  We are tracking a few bills that we […]

Read More

Franklin County Schools Board of Education has contracted the Georgia School Boards Association to assist with their search for their next superintendent of schools.   Application Deadline: Sunday, March 17, 2019 – 11:59 p.m. Please work on your application prior to the closing date. After you “submit” your application, you are still able to return and “edit” until the closing […]

Read More

Legislative day 31, saw a long debate on the voting machines bill on the floor of the Senate.  Our focus has turned to SB 163 known as the Tim Tebow bill allowing home schooled students to benefit from participating in public school interscholastic activities which would include athletics, band, debate, and other GHSA sanctioned events.  The […]

Read More

Today (Tuesday) was a committee workday at the Capitol where there were a few meetings held.  The main event was the House Retirement Committee which held hearings and votes on a few bills impacting the retirement regulations and statutes. SB 117 requires that anyone eligible to purchase (buy-in) into the retirement systems in Georgia will have to […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Legislative day 29, THE DAY AFTER.  The bills that I have been receiving calls or texts questioning their status are HB 83, the recess bill. A prescriptive bill concerning recess.  Please read the bill and let your representatives know what you think of this legislation.  Again, I do not believe the legislature should be pushing […]

Read More

Legislative day 28, CROSSOVER. HB 163 Tim Tebow bill passed the Senate. This bill allows home school students to access public school extra curricular activities.  This bill has been introduced year after year and it has slowly gained some momentum.  SB 173 known as the ESA/Voucher legislation was lurking on the Senate “to be considered” calendar but […]

Read More

Legislative Day 27 saw SB 173 go down 28-23 on the Senate floor.  It was extremely close and only for the votes of some of our (7) Republicans and the Democrats voting as a block caused the voucher bill to be defeated.  But don’t think the fight is over.  The Senate filed a motion to have […]

Read More