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And Now for the HARD Part

Posted November 14, 2016 12:00 AM by Jimmy Stokes

By now you are very much aware that the Opportunity School District amendment failed with over 60% of Georgians telling Governor Deal NO to school take overs.  But now we must deal with a wounded elephant in Governor Deal. 

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OSD Poll Shows Amendment #1 Is In Trouble

Posted October 12, 2016 12:00 AM by Jimmy Stokes

A recently released poll show 41% of Georgians OPPOSE the OSD amendment and 39% favor the amendment.  The undecided 20% will significantly impact the outcome for the amendment. 

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The Latest on Opportunity School District

Posted October 5, 2016 12:00 AM by Jimmy Stokes

The opposition to the Governor’s Opportunity School District is mounting but still has a long way to go.  This week a law suit was filed challenging the wording on the ballot—it does not take a rocket scientist to determine that the wording is not reflective of the intent or purpose of the amendment but is the end product of a political convenience.

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An Important Announcement from GASPRA

Posted September 14, 2016 12:00 AM by Jimmy Stokes

The Georgia Association of School Public Relations Administrators (GASPRA) maintains an active, valuable network for school public relations officers.  Earlier this week they sent an important announcement that may be applicable to many of you.  A number of school systems have contracted their custodial services in recent years.  Many schools call on their custodians to do routine maintenance tasks including pesticide applications. 

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A New Emphasis on Bullying--OCGA 20-2-751.4

Posted September 7, 2016 12:00 AM by Jimmy Stokes

Bullying has been a sore spot for every school administrator since Adam and Eve were in school.  It is most certainly a thorny issue that few of us feel that we under control.  State Law 20-2-751.4 puts bullying in a new light for school administrators.

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