Senator David Shafer Releases Statement on Worth County School Board Decision

ATLANTA (July 18, 2013) – Senate President Pro Tempore David Shafer (R – Duluth) has released the following statement regarding the Worth County Board of Education’s decision to reverse changes to the non-resident student enrollment policy that would have effectively prevented the children of military personnel living on the Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany from attending Worth County schools.

“I applaud the Worth County Board of Education’s decision to reconsider a policy change that would have disrupted the educational and home environments of 57 students and their families. Our men and women in uniform should never have to be concerned about the stability of their children’s education, especially when considering the unpredictable nature surrounding their military duties.

“Georgia is proud to be home to so many bases of our nation’s military forces — not just for reasons of patriotism, but because these bases are vitally important to the communities that host them.  The decision by the Worth County Board of Education recognizes the clear importance of the Marine Corps base in Albany to all of Southwest Georgia, including the good people of Worth County.”

For Immediate Release:
July 18, 2013

For Information Contact:
Jennifer Yarber, Interim Director