The White House has released a state-by-state breakdown of what the budget cuts could mean. In Gwinnett County, school district officials say it means losing critical dollars for Title I programs.
Gwinnett County Public Schools officials have released a statement regarding the impending across-the-board federal budget cuts, known as sequestration. In the statement, GCPS Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks, said the cuts would cost the state's largest school district approximately $3.4 million, Title I monies, and allocations for special education. (Read the full statement below.) Earlier this month, board members Carole Boyce and Mary Kay Murphy traveled to Washington, D.C., to fight the budget cuts. And, now the White House has released a breakdown showing that teacher jobs and funding to education children with disabilities will be hampered. The cuts are slated to take effect Friday, March 1. In Georgia, according to the White House…
Thanks to voter approval of ESPLOST I, II and III, Gwinnett school system was able "to manage the challenges of its dramatic growth in student enrollment, rather than being managed by it."
Monday, November 7, 2011
In 1996 the Georgia General Assembly passed legislation that was one of the most beneficial bills for public education ever to come out of the Gold Dome. Lawmakers approved calling for an amendment to the state’s Constitution that would allow school districts to seek approval to fund capital projects with sales taxes. The amendment passed statewide in November of 1996, and in March of 1997, Gwinnett County Public Schools took the special purpose local option sales tax, or SPLOST, to its citizens. It was approved by almost 72 percent! Since 1997, the Gwinnett education SPLOST has provided our students with thousands of classrooms and major technology improvements. Gwinnett voters extended the one-penny SPLOST in 2001 and 2006 by wide …