Friday, January 22, 2010

Educators descend on State Capitol to highlight effects of budget cuts

Teachers, educational support professionals, and education leaders are coming from Savannah and Toccoa and Valdosta and Dalton and places in between to tell the stories of how education cuts are affecting their schoolchildren and classrooms throughout the state. “We want to send a message to our legislators about how our children and classrooms are being affected and how they would further be affected by additional paring of the education budget.” said GAE President Jeff Hubbard.

Saturday, January 23, 2010 – 1 p.m.
Steps of the State Capitol (Washington Street side)
Invest Today or Pay Tomorrow Rally

Buses will be leaving from various points around the state to join us at the Capitol. Below are the scheduled departure areas, times, and local media contacts.

Augusta Area
Big Lots, 3232 Wrightsboro Rd, Augusta
Departure time: 9 am
GAE Contact Deede Chatelain - 706-831-1052

Dalton Area
Dalton (Wal-mart at 8:30 am)
Cartersville Stop (Wal-Mart at 9:30 am)
GAE Contact Tana Page - 678-7795250

Savannah Area
Chatham County Assn. of Educators,
714 MLK Boulevard,
Savannah 31401
Departure time: 7 am

Statesboro Stop (Chevron at Hwy 301)
Departure Time: 8 a.m.
GAE Contact Joe Bell - 912-238-1752

Valdosta Area:
Wal-mart,
340 Norman Dr., Valdosta
Departure time: 7:30 am
GAE Contact Leeann Turano -229-438-1700

Macon Stop (Macon Mall/Lower Food Ct.)
Approximate time: 9:30 am
Albany Area:
Albany Mall (Dillard's Parking Lot)
2601 Dawson Road, Albany 30717
Departure time: 7:30 am
GAE Contact Rosa Ward - 229-438-1700

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