Local and State Initiatives









Local and State Initiatives

  • GCPS’ budget-setting process for FY2012 begins during the winter. The Board will hold two public work sessions in April and two public hearings in May before adopting a final budget on May 19.
  • The School Board has adopted a program of Legislative Priorities for the 2011 session of the Georgia General Assembly that starts in January. The Legislative Priorities are a "call to action," focusing on key issues and concerns of the Board, with budget and governance issues at the top of the list. Register to keep up with education issues under the Gold Dome, including bill tracking, with Capitol Watch, a free service of the Georgia School Boards Association.
  • The Vision for Public Education in Georgia team has issued preliminary recommendations, based on months of research, review, and community and student conversations around the state. The recommendations revolve around strengthening public education in early learning, student success, resources, staffing, organizational structure, governance, climate, and finances.