Legislators tout education funding increases during Gwinnett Chamber meeting

Gwinnett County will benefit in multiple ways from work done by the Georgia General Assembly, but one of the biggest impacts might be in education, two of the county’s state legislators told the Gwinnett Chamber Friday.

State Rep. Chuck Efstration, R-Dacula, and Sen. P.K. Martin, R-Lawrenceville, said the last minute decision by state leaders to fully fund the state’s Quality Basic Education, or QBE, formula this year means more money for Gwinnett schools. The district will receive about $17.4 million more dollars than previously expect this year as a result of that decision, they said.