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Clarke County school board asks state legislators for more pre-K funding, retiree benefits boost

The Clarke County Board of Education passed a list of seven legislative priorities for the Georgia General Assembly in a quick vote last week.

More dollars from the state, increased funding for pre-K programs, and better employee retiree benefits are among the items on the school district’s wish list for state legislators. Also on the legislative agenda is the Board of Education’s opposition to the state’s Private School Tax Credit program. That program doesn’t direct taxpayer dollars directly to private schools. Rather it creates a tax credit for individuals and corporations who fund scholarships for private school students.

The legislative agenda also pushes for the repeal “barriers for immigrant children raised in Georgia who seek a post secondary education.” Under Georgia law, undocumented children who are raised in Georgia must pay the out-of-state tuition rate to attend Georgia colleges and universities.

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