Georgia Senate Passes “Boundless Opportunities for Georgia Students Act”

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The Georgia State Senate recently approved Senate Bill 147, also known as the “Boundless Opportunities for Georgia Students Act,” sponsored by Sen. Shawn Still (R–Johns Creek). This bill facilitates student transfers between public school systems, offering more options for students statewide.

Senator Still expressed his satisfaction with the bill’s passage, emphasizing its importance in providing additional public school options for all students. With around 1.8 million children enrolled in K-12 education in Georgia, and a significant portion attending failing schools, this legislation aims to empower parents to choose the best educational environment for their children, irrespective of their zip code or economic status.

The bill’s approval marks a significant step forward in expanding educational opportunities and retaining funds within the public education system. Senator Still thanked his colleagues for recognizing the bill’s significance and voting in favor of it, highlighting its potential to benefit Georgia’s children and communities.

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