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Day 6: Private School Voucher Expansion Introduced in House

Join us Tomorrow for a PAGE Webinar on Proposed AFY23 and FY24 State Education Budgets

Please register today (Tuesday, Jan. 24) to join the PAGE legislative team virtually at 5 p.m. tomorrow for a short webinar on educator pay raises and education budget items proposed in Gov. Brian Kemp's budget.

Register for this free event HERE. The webinar will include a brief question and answer session and will be recorded for registrants unable to attend tomorrow.

Private School Voucher Expansion Introduced in House

Legislation to redirect $200 million from state coffers to a controversial private school voucher program, funded via tuition tax credits, has been introduced in the House. HB 54, by Rep. John Carson (R-Marietta), seeks to rapidly expand the $120 million currently directed to the voucher program annually to $200 million annually in 2024. The bill has been assigned to the House Ways and Means Committee.

PAGE strongly opposes expansion of the program. A 2021 state audit cited multiple needed financial reforms necessary to improve the voucher program’s transparency and accountability. Most of these recommended financial reforms have not been enacted, nor have academic accountability measures outside the scope of the state audit for which PAGE has repeatedly called.

Upcoming Schedule

Wednesday, Jan. 25: Legislative Day 7

  • 11 a.m. Governor Kemp’s State of the State Address

  • 5 p.m. PAGE State Education Budget Webinar

Thursday, Jan. 26: Legislative Day 8

1 Comment

Please clarify if paraprofessionals are getting the $2000

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