Harrison PTSA Senior Scholarships

 

Harrison HS PTSA is proud to announce we will be offering scholarships to deserving Harrison seniors. Awards are based on extra-curricular activities, community involvement, as well as GPA.  Additionally, PTSA is pleased to announce the Donnie Griggers Leadership Scholarship, which will award $2000 to the student showing the most outstanding leadership qualities.  Further details on qualifying requirements, as well as an application form, can be found HERE or picked up in Counseling office.

 

Applications are due by  Friday, March 3rd and should be turned into the Counseling Office.

 

 

 

 

NEWS FROM GEORGIA PTSA

Governor Deal delivered his 2017 State of the State Address from the House floor today. The Senators were escorted over to join the House of Representatives to witness the occasion. Highlights from Governor Deal's address are below.
 
Deal announced a 2% raise for public school teachers, built into their pay scale.  
 
He announced there are 153 chronically failing schools across Georgia. There were 127 two years ago.  He also stated 89,000 students are affected which is higher than last year's 68,000 students.
 
After his speech, Deal somewhat validated the rumors of Voucher Legislation by stating he's considering a measure to allow students to transfer out of chronically failing schools.  

"It should be abundantly clear to everyone, including those in the education community who so staunchly support the status quo that this is unacceptable," Deal proclaimed.

Deal said he will ask state lawmakers to expand mental health coverage for children younger than four in the state's Medicaid and PeachCare programs. He would also budget 19 percent raises for caseworkers in the state Department of Family and Children Services, 

You can view the State of the State Address by visiting the web page below:

 

 

 

 

 

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