Coweta schools set $196 million budget

Coweta schools set $196 million budget

The Coweta County Board of Education at a June 27 called meeting adopted the Fiscal Year 2018 operational budget totaling $196 million. The budget includes cost-of-living and step increases for employees and will maintain the millage rate at 18.59 mills. Coweta’s budget approval comes on the heels of the Fayette Board of Education adopting a […]

Fayette County High School to get new auditorium

The rendering shows the look of the new auditorium at Fayette County High School.

Fayette County High School to get new auditorium

Fayette County High School is the only high school in the county without an auditorium. A June 19 vote by the Fayette County Board of Education changed that with the approval of a new auditorium expected to be completed in mid-2018. The unanimous vote by the school board was followed by cheers from the FCHS […]

Citizens argue LGBTQ training for schools

Fayette County resident Ron Easterbrook was one of the people questioning the recent gender identity training given to school system nurses. He spoke at the June 19 meeting of the Fayette County Board of Education. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Citizens argue LGBTQ training for schools

Standing-room-only crowd uses public comments to debate gender sensitivity training sessions; Board of Education, school officials silent The recent training received by Fayette County School System nurses on how to talk with students who ask questions about gender issues brought an unusually high number of residents to the June 19 meeting of the Fayette County […]

Fayette schools want $145 million E-SPLOST

Fayette schools want $145 million E-SPLOST

Fresh off adopting a record budget, the Fayette County Board of Education on June 19 adopted the language for the E-SPLOST (education special purpose local option sales tax) III question to be put before voters on an upcoming ballot, possibly in November. The E-SPLOST III renewal initiative will likely receive school board approval in July […]

School money: Fayette Board of Education votes 5-0 to boost budget to record $203.7 million

School money: Fayette Board of Education votes 5-0 to boost budget to record $203.7 million

The Fayette County Board of Education on June 19 adopted the 2017-2018 budget totaling $203.7 million. The vote to adopt the budget was unanimous, though Chairman Barry Marchman prior to the vote suggested that the board next year discuss the potential for having larger schools and class sizes as a way to reduce expenditures. Marchman […]

Fayette schools want to re-up E-SPLOST

Fayette schools push another penny sales tax vote to raise at least $157.2 million

Fayette schools want to re-up E-SPLOST

The Fayette County Board of Education on June 5 got a look at the potential projects for SPLOST III that could be up for a vote in November. The current SPLOST (special purpose local option sales tax) expires in 2019. The school board is considering holding a referendum for SPLOST III in November. The school […]

Comparing Fayette, Coweta schools

Follow the money: Looking at budgets, numbers of students, staff sizes, numbers of schools

Comparing Fayette, Coweta schools

What are the differences between the school systems in Fayette County, Coweta County and Forsyth County in terms of money spent? The 2017-2018 budget in Fayette has been tentatively set at $203.7 million, while the budget for Coweta is tentatively set at $194 million and Forsyth’s budget is tentatively set at $405 million. Fayette County […]

Fayette County Board of Education: Record $203.7 million tentative budget approved

Monday afternoon ‘public hearing’ results in no public speakers, either for or against; increase to pay for raises, benefits

Fayette County Board of Education: Record $203.7 million tentative budget approved

The Fayette County Board of Education at its June 5 work session adopted the 2017-2018 tentative budget totaling $203.7 million, the largest in the school system’s history. There were no speakers at the public hearing on the budget. As for the vote, board members approved the tentative budget 4-0, with board member Brian Anderson absent. […]

Fayette County School System FY 2018 budget: Bigger budget, more employees, fewer students

In 4-year span, Fayette’s school budget may increase $41.7 million to pay for 215 more employees, 108 fewer students

Fayette County School System FY 2018 budget: Bigger budget, more employees, fewer students

A look at budgets and the number of people employed by the Fayette County School System in 2014 and for the 2018 school year shows a proposed 2018 budget increase of 25.7 percent, 215 more employees and 108 fewer students than in 2014. The proposed budget for 2018 totals $203.7 million, with the school system […]

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