While all of these bills are related to education, they cannot be said to constitute a legislative package. HB 589 transfers authority for teacher certification from the Department of Education to a newly constituted Professional Standards Commission. SB 328 reduces the number of standardized tests public school students must take. SB 71 reduces the number of reports which high-achieving schools must file. SB 313 establishes penalties for providing or obtaining a fraudulent academic document. SB 348 allows a child who is a resident of a state facility for the mentally retarded to receive free public instruction. SB 396 provides that either local law or policy of a county board of education may govern the selection of the board's chairman. HB 146 eliminates adultery as an offense reportable to the Professional Practices Commission. HB 792 concerns financial arrangements between the State Board of Education and local school systems.
Georgia State University Law Review
"EDUCATION Education Legislation,"
Georgia State University Law Review: Vol. 8
, Article 36.
Available at: http://readingroom.law.gsu.edu/gsulr/vol8/iss1/36