July 1 is the day new state laws go into effect. This year Georgians have 89 new laws, including several tied to schools.
The new school laws include:
HB 149 (the “Move on When Ready Act”) allows high school juniors and seniors to attend college and earn credit toward a high school and college diploma.
HB 251 allows families to transfer their child to any public school within their home district provided the campus has room. The bill’s sponsor and others have complained about the rules the state education department developed concerning this new law.
SB 8 allows students with allergies to administer epi-pen injections at school.
HB 280 provides salary increases for math and science teachers in 2010. No money has been set aside, but there has been some discussion about applying for stimulus money the U.S. Department of Education doles out for innovative programs.
What do you think of these new laws? Will these help schools or just create more headaches for teachers, principals and other educators?