Monday, July 13, 2015

Georgians for Local Area School Systems (GLASS) Initiates Fundraiser To Assist in the Passage of the Independent School Systems Bill


Our GoFund Me has raised $1,875 so far! We are at 38% of our target goal of $5,000. Please help us reach our target by donating today. http://www.gofundme.com/yr8qhk.

Georgians for Local Area School System is a grassroots effort to amend the Georgia State Constitution to allow for the creation of independent school systems. HR 4, a Georgia House Resolution carried by State Representative Tom Taylor, will bring this important reformation to the Georgia constitution.

Nearly 70 years ago, Georgia (under extrememe financial, organizational, and learning outcome mismanagement) consolidated many of their school systems and prohibited the creation of independent school systems from forming in the future.  What was yesterday's solution is today's liability.

State wide our school systems are growing in population at a tremendous rate.  This growth is leading to the formation of mega school systems that are either at risk of or are currently disconnected to the diverse needs of their learning communities.

What Georgia needs are school systems attuned to the specific needs of their students, parents, teachers, and communitities.  We need school systems that are preparing our students for a competitive and global economy and work force.  We need school systems that are responsive to their tax paying constituents.  We need school systems that are able to preemtively make adjustments to their programs rather than respond reactively as crisis after crisis appears before them.

Georgia needs to reintroduce dual flexibility in the organization of their school systems.  Just as school systems can be too small to survive - school systems can be too large to ensure that each of their students are being given the best opportunity to achieve to their own highest potential.  Educational outcomes and financial efficacy is lost.

Help GLASS change the Goergia State Constitution and allow for the creation of indepenent school systems - school systems that are close enough to the communitities that they serve to allow for their students to thrive and walk into their future prepared with an exceptional education.

Through supporting GLASS you are helping with the effort of sharing this important message through: education of our state legislature and communities throughout Georgia, community events, print material, website management, and basic needs of grassroot efforts such as insurance.

Click here to access the website for GLASS. 

You can also follow GLASS via Facebook and/or Twitter.

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