GLASS (Georgians for Local Area School Systems) announces that the re-scheduled hearing for HR 486 will be TUESDAY, February 4, 2014 at 1:00 PM in Room 515 of the Coverdell Building. Plan to arrive early.
HR 486 proposes an amendment to the Georgia Constitution authorizing any municipality created on or after January 1, 2005, and any municipality which is contiguous to a municipality created on or after January 1, 2005, irrespective of whether such municipalities may be in different counties, to establish individually or collectively by local law an independent school system. The following forward-looking representatives have put forth this resolution: (1) Tom Taylor, 79th
(2) Mike Jacobs, 80th (3) Lynne Riley, 50th (4) Joe Wilkinson, 52nd
(5) Mike Dudgeon, 25th and (6) Buzz Brockway, 102nd.
Take MARTA to the hearing. The Georgia State University station on the east/west line is a short walk to the Capitol; the Coverdell Building is just south of the Capitol. Parking is limited during the legislative session; if you must drive, please carpool. Some parking lot options: Number 1 Capitol Lot at the corner of Capitol Avenue and Memorial Drive; Pete Hackney Parking Deck (162 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive); Steve Polk Parking Plaza (65 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive); and 90 Central Parking Lot (accessible from Central Avenue and Courtland Street).
A large turnout is needed! Join your friends and neighbors to send a strong message to the Georgia General Assembly. Meet for an early lunch at the Coverdell Cafe, 6th Floor of the Coverdell Building, reasonably priced, and open to the public. Following lunch, head for the hearing in Room 515, Coverdell Building.
Georgians for Local Area School Systems (GLASS) is an advocacy group promoting the passage of HR 486 in the Georgia General Assembly, and then by a statewide referendum.
To make available the choice to form local independent school systems.
●High Quality● ●Accountable● ●Effective●
High quality education for every student through effective and accountable local school systems.
●Local school systems provide a high quality education that maximizes the potential of every student.
●Local school systems are accountable to students, parents, teachers and the community resulting in:
better student outcomes, maximized resources, and strong financial management.
●Local school systems are responsive to and recognize the needs of the students, teachers, parents, and the local community.
GLASS encourages people from all counties of Georgia to attend this hearing. HR 486 isn’t just about education reform for today; HR 486 is about providing needed flexibility in the Georgia Constitution for independent school systems as our state grows in population over the next five, ten, fifty and more years.