State BOE Vice Chairman Hosting Hearing for Eighth Congressional District

Tuesday, April 6th, 2021

The State Board of Education will hold a public hearing for citizens in the Eighth Congressional District on Thursday, April 22, 2021. The Eighth Congressional District is represented by Jason Downey, Vice Chairman of the State Board of Education. The public hearing will be held from 7-8 p.m. in the Auditorium at Howard High School, 6400 Forsyth Road, Macon, Georgia 31210.

Each member of the State Board of Education shall hold one or more public hearings annually during the regular school calendar year in the respective congressional district from which the member was appointed. The purpose of the public hearing shall be to hear testimony from interested citizens and educators within the congressional district regarding the performance and problems of public education within the congressional district.  

The event will be streamed live at to allow for virtual attendance and participation. Citizens may submit questions or concerns prior to or during the public hearing at Citizens may reach out to Vice Chairman Downey with questions and concerns at any time prior to or following the public hearing via email at 

The Georgia Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services or activities. Individuals who need assistance or auxiliary aids for participation in this public forum are invited to make their needs known to Geraldine Price at no later than 72 hours before the scheduled event.