Special Legislative Session Underway
The General Assembly convened today for a special session to set new district lines for state and federal lawmakers by Dec. 8, as directed by the U.S. District Court. Legislators are limited to voting only on redistricting and other items Gov. Brian Kemp (R) identified in his proclamation to convene the special session. Lawmakers may hold committee meetings to discuss issues outside the governor's special session order, including legislation pending from the 2023 session or issues they intend to address during the 2024 regular session.
The PAGE legislative team is monitoring activity during the special session and will report on education-related meetings. While we do not anticipate publishing a daily legislative report during the special session, we will report on any education discussions.
Viewpoints from the Schoolhouse: Georgia Educator Policy Insights 2023
PAGE members provide valuable opinion on legislative issues impacting Georgia schools and actions lawmakers can take to address them in a new PAGE report. Drawing on a recent survey of more than 4,400 PAGE members, the report highlights critical issues including literacy implementation, school safety, mental health in school settings, and student transportation.
PAGE appreciates the time and effort educators took to participate in the annual survey and will use survey data to advocate for educators and students during the 2023 special session and 2024 regular session.
Upcoming PAGE Webinars
The PAGE Legislative Team invites PAGE members to register for two upcoming webinars in preparation of the 2024 legislative session, which convenes Jan. 8, 2024.
Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2024, at 5 p.m.: 2024 Legislative Session Preview
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024, at 5 p.m.: Investing in Public Schools: State Funding Proposals for AFY 2024 & FY 2025.
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).
CLICK HERE to register for 2024 PAGE Day on Capitol Hill.
Thursday, Nov. 30: Special Session Legislative Day 2
Monday, Dec. 4: Joint Education Committee meeting, 2 p.m., location TBD