Georgia’s 2021 Education Budget Georgia lawmakers cut $1 billion from the state’s budget for the Department of Education. The bulk of these cuts, totaling $950 million, will be passed on to 181 local K-12 school systems. State support for private
The Georgia Lottery collected $30 million more for education in fiscal year 2020 than the previous fiscal year despite the economic downturn caused by the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the Georgia Lottery Act for Education, net proceeds from
School districts around Georgia are announcing plans to reopen in a few weeks and many parents are agonizing over a choice between sending their children into close-quarters in-person classes as COVID-19 cases continue to rise, or — if their work
[…] Under a cloud of the pandemic, school systems are asking parents to decide whether to send their children back to classrooms or continue online learning. […] Dr. Stephen Owens, with the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute, said budget cuts
After a three-month hiatus due to COVID-19, the 2020 legislative session ended Friday, June 26. When lawmakers returned in mid-June, the world had shifted. A steep revenue shortfall, high levels of unemployment, an ongoing public health crisis and a global anti-racist movement underscored the long-standing truth that the status quo could
This week, teachers and educators gathered on the steps of the Capitol building in downtown Atlanta from as far away as Catoosa County in reaction to severe budgets planned for the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) for the upcoming school year and
On Sine Die, the last day of the legislative session, the Georgia House and Senate approved the state’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 budget, which begins on July 1. The Senate passed an updated budget proposal yesterday evening, and the House approved
Clayton County Public Schools is proud to share the following video provided by the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute as it details the budget cuts to K-12 public school funding fiscal year 2021 proposed in the State of Georgia Budget.