Search
Print Page
Legislative - Specific Legislative Priorities
Share |

Specific 2012 Legislative Priorities

 I. STUDENT LEARNING & ACHIEVEMENT

Through the state funding formula, provide the following:

  • Lower pupil-teacher ratio K-12
  • The Early Intervention Program
  • Paraprofessionals in grades 1-8 
  • Lower ratio for art, music, and PE K-8

II. ATTENDANCE & STUDENT SERVICES

Through the state funding formula, provide the following:

  • One full-time school nurse at every school
  • Alternative Education Program, including grades K-5
  • Lower ratio for school counselors, social workers, and school psychologists 

III. ATTRACTING & RETAINING QUALITY EDUCATORS

  • Restore salaries for educators
  • Provide educators the option of retirement with full benefits after 25 years
  • Add steps to the State Salary Schedule
  • Increase the Georgia Teacher Retirement System Multiplier
  • Improve the State Health Benefit Plan and allow educator input in the development and operation of the plan
  • Enhance salaries and retirement benefits of educational support personnel

IV. PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

Through the state funding formula, provide the following:

  • Professional learning and leadership opportunities for educators
  • Induction, support, and mentor teacher programs 

PAGE POSITIONS

Support…

  • Mandatory annual 3% cost of living adjustments for members of the Teachers Retirement System
  • National Board Teacher Certification salary supplements
  • Restoration and enhancement of the pre-kindergarten program
  • Alternative sources of funding for public education
  • State salary scale for certified personnel
  • Fair Dismissal Act for all educators
  • Transfer of full experience between school systems for all personnel
  • Adequate funding for technology and classroom supplies 

Oppose…

  • Diversion of K-12 public school tax dollars to private schools
  • Merger of the Teachers Retirement System with the Employees’ Retirement System 

 

Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) 
P.O. Box 942270 | Atlanta, GA 31141-2270 
Phone: 770-216-8555 (Metro Atlanta) or 800-334-6861 

www.pageinc.org 

 

Membership Management Software Powered by YourMembership  ::  Legal