Preparation and planning for the 2020 legislative session begins
NOW! This is how YOU can HELP.
Both Governor Kemp and Lt. Governor Duncan have shown
they are willing to utilize the full force of their political capital
to advance voucher legislation here in Georgia. Whether it is SB
173 or HB 301, another unsuccessful voucher bill introduced this
session — Vouchers will be on the legislative agenda next session.
GAE members must be prepared to speak with their elected
leaders letting them know that vouchers are bad for public
Additionally, it goes without saying that GAE is quite dissatisfied
with the distinctions made between and among school personnel,
and believe that implementing the raises in this manner effectively
creates a two-tiered system with two separate salary schedules. It is
untenable and callous to exclude school support personnel from
the same level of financial increase that the administrators and
teachers who they work right alongside everyday are scheduled
to receive. We need you to speak up and OUT about this issue
via calls, emails to legislators and hopefully even meetings
with legislators when they are back home in their districts this
summer and fall.
Your voice makes a difference in the fight for the students who are
served by public education. For example, if Governor Kemp had not
vetoed, but signed the school safety bill SB 15 into law, it would have
been up to YOU to inform legislators and other decision makers of the
impact that the new policy is having in the public schools. Legislation
can always result in unintended consequences once it is actually put
into practice, but the only way that lawmakers will know what those
effects are is if YOU speak up and out, early and often.
As other issues come to mind, please contact GAE representatives
and/or leadership, as it takes all of us working together to protect
the integrity of public education.
Please take our post legislative session survey at www.gae.org/19postlegsurvey
2019 GAE Day at the Capitol
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