Legislation, Education, and Advocacy Committee updates

February 23, 2021:
On February 18, Governor Kemp and State School Superintendent Woods resubmitted Georgia's request for a testing waiver for the 2020-21 school year.  The state originally submitted a waiver request in August 2020, but that request was denied by then Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos.  The full press release is available at https://www.gadoe.org/External-Affairs-and-Policy/communications/Pages/PressReleaseDetails.aspx?PressView=default&pid=837

October 6, 2020:
Milestones End-of-Course Grade Weight
On October 1, the State Board of Education rejected the State School Superintendent's recommendation that the Georgia Milestones End of Course grade weight be reduced from 20% to .01% for the 2020-21 school year.  In response, the State Board of Education took steps to change the grade weight to 10%.  Public comment is now open on this proposal.  Please use the link to comment via survey, or obtain contact information to provide your feedback on this proposal.  This survey link will close on November 16 at 11:59pm.   - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3TWWTMZ

September 24, 2020:
School Board Elections on the November Ballot
Four seats on the Cobb County School Board are up for election on the November ballot.  Timber Ridge and most of its families are in District 6, which is currently represented by Charisse Davis.  That seat is not currently up for re-election.  Click Here for a list of the seats that are up for election along with the candidates, as well as an update on federally mandated testing.

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