Milton's Jan Jones Receives Charter Schools Award
The Georgia Charter Schools Association recognized her for supporting public charter schools, including sponsoring the House bills that put the state charter amendment on the November ballot.
House Speaker Pro-Tem Jan Jones, R-Milton, was honored with the 2012 Charter Schools Impact Award by the Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA).
The award recognizes Rep. Jones’ leadership in the Georgia General Assembly and her ongoing support of Georgia’s children by supporting public charter schools.
In presenting the award, Tony Roberts, president and CEO of GCSA said, “Always a leading advocate for public education in the General Assembly, Representative Jones has sponsored numerous bills designed to give more public schooloptions to the children of Georgia.”
Most recently she sponsored HR 1162 and HB 797, two initiatives that re-establishthe state’s role K-12 education in Georgia and helped place the charter school constitutional amendment on the ballot inthe upcoming November election.
Roberts continued “Jan Jones is powerful advocate for public education in our state. She not only understands that one size does not fit all in education, she knows that Georgia families, particularly those who are economically disadvantaged, are desperate for a better options about where to enroll their children in school. Jan has embraced public charter schools as a way of offering educational opportunity to every child in Georgia. We especially appreciate her leadership in bringing the charter schools amendment to the November 2012 ballot for the decision by voters."