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State Board of Education member Jason Downey to hold 8th district public hearing

March 28, 2023 – State Board of Education member Jason Downey will hold a public hearing for citizens in the 8th Congressional District on Thursday, March 30, 2023 from 7 to 8 p.m. at Jones County High School, 339 Railroad Street, Gray, GA 31032.

The purpose of the hearing is to hear comments from interested citizens and educators within the congressional district regarding K-12 public education. Those wishing to speak should sign in upon arrival. For more information, please contact

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 no later than 72 hours before the scheduled event.

The 8th Congressional District includes Atkinson, Baldwin, Ben Hill, Berrien, Bleckley, Brooks, Clinch, Coffee, Colquitt, Cook, Crisp, Dodge, Echols, Irwin, Jeff Davis, Jones, Lanier, Lowndes, Monroe, Pulaski, Telfair, Tift, Turner, Twiggs, Wilcox, Wilkinson and Worth counties, along with portions of Bibb and Houston counties. Find your congressional district here.