Title 20, Chapter 2, Section 65
(a) The General Assembly of Georgia, recognizing the need for
providing school age children with programs outside the normal
school curriculum that enable them to reach their full potential as
students within that curriculum, hereby declares that programs which
provide for the care and supervision of such students outside of
normal school hours and during vacation periods serve an educational
purpose, in that they are necessary or incidental to public
education and can be an integral part of the total school program
offered by public schools in this state.
(b) The board of education of any county, area, or independent
school system is authorized to establish and operate, contract for,
or otherwise make provisions for programs that provide care and
supervision before school, after school, or during vacation periods,
or during any combination of these time periods, for school age
children who are temporary or permanent residents of the
geographical area served by such system.
(c) Consistent with existing local rules, regulations, policies, or
procedures, a local board of education shall conduct a needs
assessment, the scope and methodology of which shall be determined
solely by the board, before establishing, operating, contracting
for, or otherwise making provisions for programs defined in
subsection (b) of this Code section.
(d) In accordance with the requirements of Code Section 50-14-1, the local board of education shall notify the public of the board's intention to vote whether to provide programs as defined in subsection (b) of this Code section. A local board of education shall provide such additional notice or proceedings as deemed appropriate to solicit public comment and review of the board's actions regarding any programs defined in subsection (b) of this Code section.