Legislative Alert

LEGISLATION TO WAIVE MEDIA CENTER EXPENDITURE CONTROLS AND REPEAL THE SALARY INCREASE FOR NBC WILL BE HEARD IN COMMITTEE NEXT WEEK.

On Tuesday, February 24th from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., the House Academic Support Subcommittee will hear presentations and allow testimony on two pieces of legislation being pushed by the Governor –  HB 243 and HB 278.

House Bill 243 by Rep. Jimmy Pruett (R – Eastman), would “…repeal the salary increase for persons receiving certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards…”

House Bill 278 by Rep. Matt Ramsey (R – Peachtree City), waives the expenditure controls for media center costs for the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 school years.

Please let us know as soon as possible if you would like to attend the subcommittee meeting. The House only allows public comment on legislation in subcommittee. Once the subcommittee votes a bill out to the full House Education Committee, there will not be another opportunity to testify on the legislation until it reaches the Senate.

Be sure to email and call your local legislators to let them know how this legislation would affect your students, your school, and your position in the media center. Find your legislators by clicking here.

Lasa & Michelle

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Posted on February 20, 2009, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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