Gov. Deal signed House Bill 338 that “provides a method for identifying low-performing schools and establishes a multiyear, multifaceted turnaround plan to assist them.” The bill was sponsored by Rep. Kevin Tanner (R, District 9 – Dawsonville).
“Georgia remains committed to improving our state’s education system by increasing student access to high-performing schools and learning environments conducive to today’s academic standards. To that end, Rep. Tanner has worked tirelessly with my office, members of the General Assembly and other stakeholders on HB 338. By focusing improvement efforts and education resources on our lowest-performing schools, our most vulnerable students will have greater opportunities for success. The educational investments in this legislation will produce long-term benefits for students, families and communities by ensuring education outcome is not hindered by zip code, but rather enhanced by state support and local accountability. I want to thank Rep. Tanner, members of the General Assembly and many others who worked together for the benefit of Georgia’s current and future students.”
Rep. Kevin Tanner:
“It has been a true honor to work closely with Gov. Deal and his incredible team on HB 338. I believe that working to improve our state’s low-performing schools can have a greater impact on the future of our state than any other issue we could address as a General Assembly. I appreciate Gov. Deal’s leadership in this area, and I look forward to continuing to work with his staff and the State Board of Education to put this plan into real action.”
Gov. Deal also signed nine additional education bills, which can be seen after the break.