Child Welfare Reform Bill Becomes Georgia Law

ATLANTA (May 7, 2015)  |  On May 5, 2015, Gov. Nathan Deal signed a bill into Georgia law that will reform the Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) and provide greater accountability for child abuse records. The bill also creates DFCS advisory boards and establishes specific measures related to case records. Sen. Butch Miller (R – Gainesville), the bill’s sponsor, was on hand for the signing ceremony held at the Georgia State Capitol. Continue reading “Child Welfare Reform Bill Becomes Georgia Law”

Opportunity School Districts Bill Signed into Law

ATLANTA (April 22, 2015)  |  Sen. Butch Miller (R- Gainesville) joined Gov. Nathan Deal yesterday  as he signed SB 133 into law.  This measure, also known as Opportunity School Districts, will allow the state to help improve schools that continually struggle to meet educational goals and standards.  SR287, the companion resolution approved by the General Assembly last month, will be posed to voters as constitutional amendment in the next general election. This legislative package is part of Gov. Nathan Deal’s comprehensive plan to boost student achievement and create more educational opportunities for Georgia students. Continue reading “Opportunity School Districts Bill Signed into Law”