ATLANTA (April 11, 2017) | Sen. Vincent Fort (D – Atlanta) was named the 2017 Legislator of the Year by the Georgia Association of Educators at the organization’s 47th Annual Spring Convention held in Macon on Saturday, April 1, 2017.
“We have 1.3 million students enrolled in Georgia public schools whose futures depend on the functionality and success of the public schools they attend,” said Sen. Fort. “It is up to us as legislators and the leaders in education to ensure our schools are operating at the best they can be. The Georgia Association of Educators’ collaboration with me on my community schools efforts affirms the importance of practical solution based approaches and the difference they can make. I am truly humbled to be recognized as Legislator of the Year by the Georgia Association of Educators and look forward to working on behalf of Georgia’s students for years to come.”
Sen. Fort was awarded 2017 Legislator of the Year for his work on Senate Bill 30 during the 2017 legislative session. SB 30 would require the Department of Education (DOE) to make grants available to plan, implement and improve sustainable community schools. SB 30 did not pass this legislative session.
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April 11, 2017
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