The General Assembly is unlikely to change Georgia’s education funding formula this session, legislators have told Capitol Beat. A state Senate study committee chaired by Sen. Mike Dugan, R-Carrollton, met several times last fall to consider changes to the state’s
Governor Kemp’s budget proposal for fiscal year (FY) 2021 provides Georgia’s public schools $10.9 billion, a $272 million increase above current funding. The largest single addition provides funding for pay raises for teachers and some non-certified school personnel that make less than $40,000 per year. Costs tied to student enrollment growth make up
A new poll by a group sympathetic to Gov. Nathan Deal’s educational overhaul finds that there is support among Georgia voters to spend more on education but that most want to see more efficiency and effectiveness first. Read more.