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The Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement is holding a rally this weekend in response to the dramatic rise of violence against the Asian community across the country. NPR has reported more than 3,800 instances of discrimination and violence against Asians in just the past year, including the recent shooting of 6 women of Asian descent in Atlanta.

Mokah Jasmine Johnson, the president of the AADM, says this is a time for all marginalized communities to join together to bring about change. She and others say the Atlanta shootings should be considered a hate crime.

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The Clarke County School District Board members got a first look at a tentative budget for the 2022 fiscal year.

At a work session yesterday evening the school board's Chief Financial Officer Byron Shueneman said he expects the school district to receive $171,035,000 in revenue for the 2022 fiscal year.

The board is scheduled to approve the tentative budget by May 13th, and the initial budget on June 10th.

The budget presentation can be accessed through the Clarke County School District's website.

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This week on the Georgia Health Report, host Lauren Baggett and Andy Miller of Georgia Health News discuss the end of the 2021 state legislative session and what new bills will impact health care in Georgia.

Amidst a pandemic and a recovering economy, perhaps the most controversial issue in this year’s session of the Georgia General Assembly was actually voting. After several proposals from members of both chambers, Governor Brian Kemp signed Senate Bill 202 into law, much to the consternation of some voting rights groups. Stephen Fowler, a politics and government reporter for Georgia Public Broadcasting, talks about the new law.

The Athens Clarke County Board of Education will have a work session today at 6 PM.

During the work session this evening, board members are scheduled to discuss revisions to policies about solicitations, academic achievement, testing programs, make-up work, school ceremonies, and board committees.

The board will also hear a presentation about the Budget for the 2022 fiscal year and vote on the purchase of four new propane school buses.