Update and Action Needed for HB 172
The Georgia House passed HB 172 yesterday, which extends the waivers on expenditure controls for media centers (as well as class size limits and other areas) through June, 2015. The bill will now move to the Senate Education and Youth Committee. PLEASE contact members of that committee (listed below with their e-mails) and share with them how the waivers have affected your media centers this year and last.
Also, Pat Pickard had an opinion piece in yesterday’s AJC regarding the cuts to public libraries which showed we will not be able to depend on public library resources to make up the difference in education cuts. (Their materials budget has been cut 85% since 2008 and their staffing budget is being cut $3 million dollars this year.)
Senate Education and Youth Committee (e-mails below to make it easy to copy and paste):
Freddie Powell Sims
Nan T. Brown
Advocacy Chair, GLMA