Great news from the Gold Dome! After years of austerity cuts and for the first time in over 15 years, the state of Georgia is fully funding the Quality Basic Education (QBE) formula and providing local school systems with 100 percent of the state’s share in financing for local schools.
From Georgia PTA:
“News this morning that the amended FY19 budget, will include an increase of almost $195 million, with the bulk of that going to eliminate the austerity cut to K-12 education. For the first time in over 15 years, K-12 education will be fully funded. You can read the Governor’s letter and the official press release on where the additional funds will be directed.
It is important to note, that only 8 years ago, when Governor Deal took office, the austerity cut to K-12 was over $1 billion. In the past 8 years, the Governor and legislature have been slowly whittling that cut down, and now QBE is fully funded. Please let your elected officials know you appreciate their commitment to funding public education.”
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