By: Laura-Jane Hatcher (WRGA News)
With the turn of the New Year, a host of changes in regulation and budget now face Georgia schools. The Floyd County School Board is prepping for these projected adjustments by probing those that instated them—--the Georgia legislators.
The Floyd County Schools will be hosting a public caucus Thursday evening to discuss with local legislators upcoming changes looming in the future of schools across the state. Superintendent Jeff McDaniel says the agenda for the meeting is wide open, but there are certain topics they do plan to talk about.
“We love a round table discussion. We want to talk about budget--- about the financial part of education. We’ve got a lot going on with common core and our curriculum, with math and English language arts. We certainly want to hear their inputs and their commitment to the curriculum and keeping it moving forward,” he says. “We have a new evaluation system coming up; we have a new assessment coming up. We’ll keep them very active and busy so we’re excited about this.
Also slated for discussion is the Georgia Charter School Amendment I, which passed on the November ballot in the state with a 58% margin. The issue sparked a wildfire of debate throughout Georgia and now that is has passed, local schools are wondering how the amendment will affect them.
The caucus is open to the public, and an estimated three legislators are expected to attend. It will be held at the Floyd County Board of Education Central office from 6 to 7p.m. Thursday.