Incumbent Bonner challenged by Bacallao for Ga. House District 72

Incumbent Bonner challenged by Bacallao for Ga. House District 72

Fayette County voters head to the polls next week to decide which local resident will represent them in the District 72 Ga. House seat at next year’s General Assembly. Above (L-R), Mary Kay Bacallao and Josh Bonner. File photos. Incumbent Josh Bonner is seeking re-election for the seat that includes Peachtree City, south Fayette County, […]

Fayette Board of Education contest: Fuller vs. Rabold

Fayette Board of Education contest: Fuller vs. Rabold

Fuller wants more ‘career pathways’ for students; long-time Principal Rabold says central office often creates work ‘not needed in schools and classes’ The two Republican candidates for the District 2 seat on the Fayette County Board of Education faced off on April 30 at the Fayette County Republican Party event center in Fayetteville, responding to […]

It’s moving time for Fayette Schools Central Office

It’s moving time for Fayette Schools Central Office

The Fayette County School System is making adjustments in preparation for a big move later this year: the relocation of central office staff on Stonewall Avenue to the Lafayette Education Center (LEC). The $3.1 million sale of the nearly 10-acre school system property to Fayetteville was made earlier this year. Situated on approximately 10 acres […]

Coming soon: Screenwriting, film production classes for Fayette high school seniors

Coming soon: Screenwriting, film production classes for Fayette high school seniors

Proposed academic courses within the Fayette County School System could help students get a foothold in Georgia’s growing film industry. Fayette County Board of Education members at the April 9 work session heard from school system staff and Georgia Film Academy (GFA) representatives on upcoming plans to help students gain entry into the film and […]

Fayette officials quizzed about school safety

Fayette officials quizzed about school safety

Questions: More police in schools, armed teachers, mental health watchfulness, how to improve communication? Whitewater High School forum hosts nearly 300 students, parents A student-produced school safety forum was held April 9 in the Whitewater High School auditorium. Prompted by the recent Florida school shooting, nearly 300 students and parents posed questions to a panel […]

Meet Fayette’s Teacher of  Year: Burch Elementary‘s Natalia Nizker

Meet Fayette’s Teacher of  Year: Burch Elementary‘s Natalia Nizker

The Fayette County School System has named fourth-grade teacher Natalia Nizker (photo above) of Burch Elementary School as the 2018 Teacher of the Year. “With a deep passion for impacting young minds and providing students with the necessary supports to succeed, it is no wonder why fourth-grade teacher Natalia Nizker of Robert J. Burch Elementary […]

Three Fayette elementary schools to get new principals

Three Fayette elementary schools to get new principals

The Fayette County School System has announced a number of changes in school administrative changes for the 2018-2019 school year. Among those will be new principals in place at three of the county’s elementary schools. Above, (L-R) Jamie Munoz, Lisa Moore and Jennifer Couch. Photos/Fayette County School System. School system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach said Lisa Moore, […]

Peachtree City’s McIntosh High School to add 12 classrooms

Peachtree City’s McIntosh High School to add 12 classrooms

Student enrollment at McIntosh High School in Peachtree City far exceeds that of the county’s four other high schools. To provide additional needed space, the Fayette County Board of Education on March 26 approved the construction of a dozen new classrooms. The school board by unanimous vote approved the construction of a two-story building in […]

Intruders at Spring Hill Elementary, Sandy Creek High trigger police response

Intruders at Spring Hill Elementary, Sandy Creek High trigger police response

Two Fayette schools — Spring Hill Elementary in Fayetteville and Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone — had some anxious moments last week as unauthorized men intruded on their campuses. Spring Hill Elementary was evacuated by law enforcement on March 6 as a precautionary measure after an unknown man was seen in the school after […]

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