Coweta responds to complaint of coach praying with football team

Coweta responds to complaint of coach praying with football team

  A complaint by the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) about East Coweta High School football coach John Small praying with players after a recent game was followed by school system employees receiving guidance clarifying federal law, stating that employees cannot participate in any student-initiated or student-led prayer. The issue began, according to FFRF, […]

Attorney: Girl, 16, reports sexual assault at FCHS, but she gets expelled

Attorney: Girl, 16, reports sexual assault at FCHS, but she gets expelled

A Fayette County School System tribunal in early October resulted in an appeal to the state and pending legal action filed on behalf of a 16-year-old girl whose attorney said she suffered a sexual assault by a 16-year-old male at Fayette County High School and has not received the justice she deserved. Attorney Suri Chadha […]

Whitewater H.S. graduates named top UGA freshman performers

Whitewater H.S. graduates named top UGA freshman performers

Whitewater High School has been named Georgia’s first high school to receive the University of Georgia’s inaugural Director’s Cup, an award acknowledging the high school whose students have the highest cumulative grade point average (GPA) at the completion of their first year at the university. Above, present for the Director’s Cup award presentation were, from […]

Fayette School System’s E-SPLOST wish list adds up to $145 million

Fayette School System’s E-SPLOST wish list adds up to $145 million

So, what projects are included in the proposed continued E-SPLOST (education special purpose local option sales tax) question on the Nov. 7 ballot that the Fayette County Board of Education on July 24 unanimously approved ? Project categories for the current E-SPLOST include facilities and additions, technology equipment, safety and security equipment, furniture and equipment, transportation […]

Fayette school system, county may collaborate on Inman horse park

Fayette school system, county may collaborate on Inman horse park

The Fayette County Commission on Sept. 28 agreed to have county staff approach the Fayette County School System about using a portion of the existing trails behind Inman Elementary School to establish the Fayette County Equestrian Park and Trails. The approval to begin discussion with the school system came on a 4-1 vote, with Commissioner […]

Coweta’s Barker in running for state superintendent of year

Coweta’s Barker in running for state superintendent of year

Coweta County School Superintendent Steve Barker has been selected as one of four finalists for 2018 Georgia Superintendent of the Year. School system spokesman Dean Jackson said Barker is among four finalists selected for the honor by the Georgia State Superintendent’s Association (GSSA). The other three finalists include Samantha Fuhrey of Newton County Schools, Michael […]

Fayette E-SPLOST advocate briefs BoE

Fayette E-SPLOST advocate briefs BoE

E-SPLOST 3 (education-special purpose local option sale tax) Citizens Advisory Committee Chairman Neil Sullivan on Sept. 18 updated the Fayette County Board of Education on the group’s efforts pertaining to the initiative on the November ballot. Sullivan in his comments spoke about the importance of continuing the E-SPLOST. Above, Neil Sullivan speaks about E-SPLOST. Photo/Ben […]

Coweta schools wrap up growth ‘conversations’

Coweta schools wrap up growth ‘conversations’

The Coweta County School System has concluded four of its five planned “community conversations” with parents and citizens to discuss future school growth. The final meeting will be held at East Coweta Middle School. School system spokesman Dean Jackson the meetings included the presentation of data pertaining to the current and anticipated future growth trends […]

Fayette school system among top 3 in Georgia high school graduation rates

Fayette school system among top 3 in Georgia high school graduation rates

Fayette graduation rate falls slightly but remains second highest in metro Atlanta, third highest in state Fayette’s 2017 high school graduation rate remains strong at 89.3 percent, with the school system posting the second highest rate in the metro Atlanta area for the second consecutive year, according to Melinda Berry-Dreisbach, spokesperson for the Fayette County School System. […]

Fayette Superintendent Barrow gets educators’ award

Fayette Superintendent Barrow gets educators’ award

Superintendent Jody Barrow has received the Jim Puckett Oustanding Educator Award from the Georgia Association of Educational Leaders (GAEL). Fayette County School System spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach said each year GAEL, a statewide umbrella organization for professional school leadership associations in the state, gives its seven affiliates an opportunity to select one person to receive the […]

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