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South Georgia educators ask lawmakers to restore school funding

Educators ask for school funding Educators ask for school funding
Educators ask for school funding Educators ask for school funding
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

 South Georgia educators urge state lawmakers to restore more school funding that was cut in recent years.

Members of the Georgia Association of Educators talked with legislators during an annual banquet at the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Albany Tuesday.

After several years of budget cuts, education spending increased this year. But educators say some systems still can't afford a full 180-day school year.

“Three hundred and 18 million were restored last year which we appreciate very much so we hope they will continue to say the 1.6 million children in Georgia are worth it,” Tracy-Ann Nelson, Government Relations.

“Full funding in the 180 days school year even simple things like that classroom size that are small enough to create the best education quality we have here in Georgia,” Chris Baumann, GAE Executive Director.

GAE members from 10 counties in southwest Georgia were represented tonight.

The General Assembly session opens January 12th.

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