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legislation relating to Education and Children:
19, SB 21, SB 79, and SB 57—Under these bills, kindergarten becomes compulsory
and the mandatory age for school attendance rises to 17 from 16.
35—Would allow local boards of education to allow a school employee who has
completed a training course to carry a gun in school.
48—Requires all youth, parents, and coaches in athletic activities in all
schools and community leagues to receive concussion-related information
70—Would allow the State Board of Education to waive the requirement that
students attend a full year of public school before they access a special
123 (“Parent Trigger Act”)—Allows parents to petition local board of education
to allow school to become a charter school and allows teachers in a failing
school to petition for removal of administration.
162—Public schools must provide parents of rising 7th graders
information on the human papilloma virus and HPV vaccine.
217—Mandates that CPR instruction be added to health and PE courses.
244—creates new teacher evaluation system.
SB—12--would limit the liability of a governing authority of
a school that enters into a recreational joint-use agreement with a public or
private entity for use of athletic resources, such as sports fields and
68—Mandates 3 hours of instruction on the Founding Era for all students in
grades 3-12, including daily recitation from one of the country’s founding
you would like to contact your representatives to support or oppose bills this
session, below is a list of most of the state representatives and senators who
represent the neighborhoods feeding into Inman. If you don’t know who
your representative is, you may find out at the Vote Smart website.
Tyrone Brooks, Dist. 55, email@example.com
Pat Garner, Dist. 57, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Simone Bell, Dist. 58, email@example.com
Rep. Margaret Kaiser, Dist. 59, firstname.lastname@example.org
Stacey Abrams, Dist. 89, Stacey.Abrams@house.ga.gov
Nan Orrock, Dist. 36, email@example.com
Sen. Vincent Fort, Dist. 39, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jason Carter, Dist. 42, email@example.com