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Georgia residents take action in property tax fight

...the largest user of property taxes in most counties. "We are very nervous about this whole process," acknowledged Gary Ashley, director of the Georgia School Boards Association. "The danger for schools is the property tax is probably more...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/05/17/met_261595.shtml
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Senators pass plan to roll back millages

...education funding. "What we are trying to do is learn what kind of implications it will have for school boards," said Gary Ashley, director of the Georgia School Boards Association. "Is there going to be a loss of income for local schools boards...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/03/03/met_255016.shtml
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Vote to decide scope of property tax break

...revenue. The Georgia School Boards Association also hasn't specifically opposed the referendum, although the group's Gary Ashley said, "We have serious questions about eliminating any income source for public schools." If all counties starting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/09/22/met_239674.shtml
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Tax break to help ailing farmers

...revenue. The Georgia School Boards Association also hasn't specifically opposed the referendum, although the group's Gary Ashley said, "We have serious questions about eliminating any income source for public schools." If all counties starting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/09/14/met_238954.shtml
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Funding jumps 20 percent for Georgia schools

...without having to do what is traditionally politically unpopular - raise property taxes. "It was a step forward," said Gary Ashley of the Georgia School Boards Association. So far, Mr. Ashley said, 76 districts have won voter approval for sales...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/08/03/met_212345.shtml
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Georgia teacher pay not rising as promised

...5 percent. In other systems, such as Columbia County, average teacher pay rose about 6 percent or a little more. Gary Ashley of the Georgia School Boards Association had a simple answer for why some local systems didn't hand out 6 percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/04/04/met_206330.shtml
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Across the area

...going to have paraprofessionals (teacher aides) or small class sizes. Let us decide how we're going to do it." Gary Ashley, the association's executive vice president, said he expects the Legislature to tinker with the reform law after...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/06/25/met_292820.shtml
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Isakson may be missed

...understands the process of getting things done ... and he understands who the major players are in the state," said Gary Ashley, executive vice president of the Georgia School Boards Association. Mrs. Schrenko said Mr. Isakson began to prioritize...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/02/22/met_254126.shtml
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Panel seeks limits for school boards

...objectives. "I suspect that many of the local boards in this state are operating at or above these standards," said Gary Ashley, executive vice president of the School Boards Association. "They were designed to be attainable by every single...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/10/08/met_241237.shtml
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Special ed rules attacked

...special treatment which has the effect of teaching the student that he or she is `above the law,"' GSBA Vice President Gary Ashley wrote to House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Mr. Ashley said he did not know how many disabled students have been disciplined...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/04/28/met_226943.shtml
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