Georgia Association of Educational Leaders Blog Archive
Posted April 28, 2016 12:00 AM by Jimmy Stokes
We have learned today that the Governor’s Office has not scheduled a signing ceremony for SB 364. That leaves two options for SB 364, the Governor can allow it to become law without signing it or he can veto it. PLEASE take time to contact the Governor’s Office and ask him not to veto SB 364.
Posted March 25, 2016 12:00 AM by Jimmy Stokes
After midnight last evening one of the most emotion filled sessions of the Georgia General Assembly came to a fluttering end. Two of the major emotional issues were religious freedom and campus gun carry. Religious freedom as HB 757 was amended and passed both House and Senate and now rests with the Governor.
Posted March 17, 2016 08:06 AM by Jimmy Stokes
SB 364 was overwhelmingly passed by the House on Tuesday and transmitted to the Senate where they are expected to accept the changes that have been made.
Posted March 2, 2016 12:00 AM by Jimmy Stokes
Governor Nathan Deal promised the teachers and educators of Georgia a 3% raise in his State of the State address on January 13 but the mechanics of that raise now present a real conundrum, especially for superintendents.
Posted February 26, 2016 12:00 AM by Jimmy Stokes
It’s that time of the legislative session when politics turns devise and sometimes nasty. In haste to beat the Crossover Day axe, committees are rushing through bills that often contain ill-advised measures with the expectation that the Rules Committee will stop the bad bill.