Important GLMA Legislative Alert: Advocating for GALILEO

The House Appropriations Education Subcommittee will be making final decisions on the FY 2011 supplemental budget as early as next week.  As you know, the GALILEO contract for K-12 is in jeopardy.
Legislators need to know how the loss of GALILEO will impact students. To save the program, we need you to send a very specific message to members of the subcommittee.  They need to know:
  • How students use GALILEO
  • What information students can find on GALILEO
  • How Google or other commercial search engines cannot replace GALILEO if K-12 no longer has access to it’s databases
Do not send messages to legislators explaining how teachers use GALILEO or how it is beneficial to your work in the school. Focus your message on how students use and benefit from GALILEO.
House Appropriations Education Subcommittee Members
Rep. Tom Dickson – Chair – EMAIL
Rep. Rick Austin – Secretary – EMAIL
Rep. Amos Amerson – EMAIL
Rep. Kathy Ashe – EMAIL
Rep. Amy Carter – EMAIL
Rep. David Casas – EMAIL
Rep. Brooks Coleman – EMAIL
Rep. Jan Jones – EMAIL
Rep. Margaret Kaiser – EMAIL
Rep. Howard Maxwell – EMAIL
Rep. Jay Neal – EMAIL

Michelle Crider
JLH Consulting
2711 Irvin Way, Suite 111
Decatur, GA 30030

Buffy Hamilton, GLMA Communications Chair

 

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