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Putting Students First: CCSD Board of Education to Discuss Legislative Plans at Town Hall

Clarke County School District

The Clarke County School District Board of Education will discuss education issues which may be changing during the 2019 legislative year at “Putting Students First: A CCSD Legislative Town Hall”, according to a CCSD press release.

The CCSD school board will discuss the following topics on the 2019 legislative agenda at the town hall.

1.     Fulfill the State’s Promise to Fully Fund Public School Students: Index the state’s formula for funding public schools for inflation and fund student transportation

2.     Eliminate Private School Voucher Programs: End the state’s $100 million tax credit voucher program for private schools

3.      Improve the Quality of Pre-Kindergarten: Fund Pre-K teacher salaries at the same level as K-12 teacher salaries

4.      Promote Teacher Recruitment and Retention: Increase teacher salaries and provide other incentives

5.     Provide Financial Aid to Improve Postsecondary Enrollment and Completion: Fund need-based financial aid for postsecondary students

6.      Foster Liberty and Educational Opportunities for All Americans: Allow immigrant students to attend all institutions in the University System of Georgia and pay in-state tuition

The town hall will be held on Jan. 31 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Oglethorpe Elementary School, and it will be live-streamed on the CCSD YouTube channel.

Childcare will be provided for children three years of age and older.