|Posted by Lisa Thompson City Clerk on February 16, 2016 at 11:15 AM|
This week the House of Representatives passed two important educational bills. HB801 would add GPA weight for HOPE Scholarship recipients to take certain science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) courses. This measure is intended to help bridge the skills gap in Georgia. Also passed was HB 801, modeled after Georgia’s Drug Free workplace program, by offering businesses a discount of up to 5% on their worker’s compensation premiums for participating in workbased learning programs. These programs allow students 16 and older to participate in a structured learning environment at an employer’s job site for a portion of the school day while receiving academic credit.