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Day 2: Stormy Outside, Quiet Inside

Storms Usher in Quiet and Quick Day

The Senate gaveled in Tuesday morning for the second day of the session. Due to pouring rain and storms impacting most of the state, the House waited until after lunch to get started. The halls were quiet in the morning but quickly filled as the weather improved. There was no action on education legislation.

 

The Senate is slated to convene at 2 p.m. Wednesday, and the House will be in at 11 a.m., following the annual Georgia Chamber Eggs and Issues breakfast. Capitol watchers are still awaiting an adjournment resolution for a clearer picture of the schedule for the legislative session.

 

State Funding for Pupil Transportation

To assist in advocacy related to state funding for student transportation, PAGE is pleased to share the third issue brief in our Schoolhouse Spotlights series, developed from Georgia educator opinion and experiences reflected in the PAGE 2023 Legislative Survey.

 

The third publication in the series, Transportation, is below. If you missed them, find the Schoolhouse Spotlights on Planning Time & Substitutes HERE and the issue on Educator Burnout HERE.



To learn how PAGE seeks to address issues highlighted in this series, please see our 2024 Legislative Priorities HERE.

 

Gov. Kemp’s State of the State Address

Gov. Brian P. Kemp will deliver his 2024 State of the State Address Thursday, Jan. 11, at 11 a.m.  The governor’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2025 will be released following the address, thus beginning the appropriations process.


Register for Tomorrow's PAGE Legislative Preview Webinar & Jan. 24 Budget Webinar

Join the PAGE legislative team tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 5 p.m., to learn about the upcoming session of the General Assembly -- including information regarding the PAGE 2024 legislative priorities. We will discuss member feedback from the 2023 educator survey and how this data will inform PAGE advocacy during the session. Topics will include information about Georgia's literacy efforts, school funding, school and student safety, and more. We will also provide information on the most effective methods educators can employ when personally advocating for teachers, students, and public education. Register HERE.

 

Join the PAGE legislative team for a short member webinar Wednesday, Jan 24, at 5 p.m. on Gov. Kemp’s proposed education budget items in the AFY 2024 and FY 2025 state budgets. Register HERE.

 

PAGE Day on Capitol Hill

Join us Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024, at the Georgia state Capitol to listen, learn, and, most importantly, advocate during 2024 PAGE Day on Capitol Hill in partnership with the Georgia Association of Educational Leaders (GAEL) and the Georgia Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (GACTE). Register HERE.

 

Attendees will receive complimentary breakfast and lunch. During the morning session, attendees will hear from legislators and other policymakers on pertinent education policy issues including education funding, Georgia's teacher pipeline, the Teacher Retirement System, and more. 

Mid-morning, attendees will engage in advocacy and direct dialogue with legislators under the Gold Dome. The event culminates in a lunch buffet during which state leaders will share remarks. 

 

Past speakers include Gov. Brian Kemp and State School Superintendent Richard Woods.

Contact Josh Stephens at jstephens@pageinc.org with questions.

 

Upcoming Schedule

 

Wednesday, Jan. 10 – Legislative Day 3

  • Eggs and Issues, 6:30 a.m., Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Thursday, Jan. 11

  • Gov. Kemp’s State of the State address, 11 a.m., State Capitol

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