The $8.92 billion for Georgia’s 180 public school districts in Gov. Nathan Deal’s 2017 budget proposal represents a $415.9 million increase above the 2016 budget. The good news is the proposal reduces the austerity cut in state K-12 funding imposed
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Georgia has funded its public schools the same way for 30 years. Some educators and lawmakers are complaining the formula the state uses is old and out-of-date. Read more.
Georgia’s students are working hard to reach standards higher than those set for any previous generation. Meanwhile, the state is not ensuring they have the resources needed to reach those heights. Gov. Nathan Deal’s Education Reform Commission approved a proposed
Hover your mouse over the map to view information for each school district. See how we calculated these numbers by downloading this spreadsheet. Gov. Nathan Deal’s Education Reform Commission is poised to recommend a new school funding formula that threatens to
Years of deep cuts in state student transportation funding saddle school districts with more of the cost to bus students to and from school safely. These ongoing cuts could be made permanent if Georgia lawmakers adopt a proposal for a
Every day across Georgia school buses carry students safely to and from school. This is an essential service, which the state requires school districts to provide. Transporting students also comes with a hefty price tag yet the state contributes little
The Georgia Lottery hit jackpot with record profits in the first quarter of the state fiscal year, and that has advocates hoping for more scholarship dollars. Read more.
Education funding is often a contentious topic, and so it is for the governor’s Education Reform Commission as a key subcommittee reconvenes this week for its July 16 meeting. Commission members disagree whether a new formula for funding public schools