Chattahoochee-Flint RESA hosts meeting with Governor’s staff, State School Superintendent, and other leaders 

Published 10:36 am Wednesday, June 19, 2019

BUENA VISTA — More than 50 people attended the Chattahoochee-Flint RESA (Regional Educational Service Agency) listening session May 10. The purpose of the session was to allow local school leaders to express concerns and raise questions for clarification as well as receive updates. Among the state leaders attending were Sen. Ed Harbison (D-District 15), Sen. Randy Robertson (R-District 29) and Helen Rice (3rd Congressional District State Board of Education member).

Joy Hawkins, executive director of GOSA (Governor’s Office of Student Achievement), and State School Superintendent Richard Woods (Georgia Department of Education) were joined by others from GOSA and GaDOE for a question and answer session. The session focused on topics such as the Teacher Retirement System (TRS), school funding, the College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI), assessments and transportation challenges.

Superintendents and representatives from the school districts served by Chattahoochee-Flint RESA were present. These individuals also serve on the RESA Board of Control. The 15 districts in the region include Chattahoochee, Clay, Crisp, Dooly, Macon, Marion, Muscogee, Quitman, Randolph, Schley, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taylor and Webster Counties. In addition, representatives of four post-secondary institutions and the regional library serve on the Chattahoochee-Flint RESA Board of Control. These institutions include Georgia Southwestern State University, Columbus State University, South Georgia Technical College, Columbus Technical College and the