Monday, May 24, 2010

GNB Update

Here's what's happening for Monday on GNB...

Your local school system may soon decide how many students should sit in each classroom. reports the state school board could eliminate class size limits. Board members brought up that issue during a called meeting Monday. Just two years ago, kindergarten classes were limited to at least 18 students, grades one to three 21, and four to five 28.

Two billion dollars. That's how much it will cost to build a light rail system in Cobb County. The Marietta Daily Journal reports that Cobb transportation director Faye DiMassimo will talk to county commissioners about that project Tuesday. If approved, the almost 15-mile could go from Kennesaw to the Cumberland Mall.

Teachers who have sex with students could face prison time. That's the intent behind the newly-signed House Bill 571. reports that Governor Sonny Perdue signed the bill into law Friday. The new law prohibits sex between teachers and students, whether the sex was consentual or not. Last year, the Georgia Supreme Court cleared an Augusta teacher who was convicted for having sex with a student.

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