After years of inflicting devastating K-12 budget cuts on Georgia schools, Gov. Deal has set his sights on new targets in public education — bus drivers, cafeteria workers and other non-faculty school employees.
Buried on page 137 of Deal’s new budget proposal is a call to eliminate health insurance for “non-certified public school employees.”
If Gov. Deal gets his way, the Georgians we entrust with safely transporting and feeding our kids won’t be able to see a doctor when they need to.
As the AJC reported Friday, Better Georgia’s petition to protect school workers’ health coverage is the fastest growing petition we’ve had in more than three years of advocacy.
Georgians know how wrong Gov. Deal is on this issue, and lawmakers are listening.
Georgia lawmakers have announced they are working on a compromise, but our school bus drivers and school employees can’t afford half measures.
They work hard for our children and have earned health care coverage.
Together, we can stand up for Georgia’s bus drivers and school workers. But you must take action now.
WHAT YOU CAN DO NOW: Sign our petition telling Gov. Deal to keep his hands off of school employees’ health insurance. Once you’ve signed the petition, use the power of your social network to spread the word. Share our petition on Facebook to make sure that your friends and family know that health coverage for our school bus drivers, cafeteria workers and other non-faculty employees is under attack.