MIL-OSI USA: Senate Passes the “Boundless Opportunities for Georgia Students Act”

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Source: US State of Georgia

ATLANTA (Feb. 29, 2024)  On Tuesday, the Georgia State Senate granted full passage to Senate Bill 147. Sponsored by Sen. Shawn Still (R–Johns Creek), this measure, known as the “Boundless Opportunities for Georgia Students Act,” enables student transfers between public school systems.

Senator Still expressed his satisfaction with the bill’s passage, stating, “I am pleased that my Senate colleagues approved this straightforward school transfer bill, which offers additional public options for all students. With approximately 1.8 million children enrolled in K-12 education in our state, and one-third of those students attending failing schools, this legislation opens doors for more of Georgia’s children to thrive. It’s a win-win situation, retaining funds within the public education system while empowering parents to choose the best school for their child, regardless of zip code or economic status. I am grateful to my colleagues for recognizing the significance of this bill and voting in favor of it.”

The bill will now proceed to the Georgia House of Representatives for further consideration.

Read the full text of SB 147 here.

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Sen. Shawn Still represents the 48th Senate District which includes portions of Fulton, Forsyth, and Gwinnett County. He may be reached by email at shawn.still@senate.ga.gov.

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