Current penny tax for schools expires in 2019; vote in Nov.?
The Fayette County Board of Education is looking to put a continued ESPLOST (education special purpose local option sales tax) question on the November ballot. The current ESPLOST expires in March 2019, with the school board at the April 10 work session reviewing the idea of continuing the sales tax initiative. The final decision for […]
The story so far: Fayette school chief bypasses 3 lower bids to select turf provider for 4 stadiums; low bidder’s story told on Fox 5 TV; Barrow defends award, but slams bidder, TV report A story last week in The Citizen about the “turf war” between Atlanta television station Fox 5 and the Fayette County […]
A recent letter to the editor from a McIntosh High School student concerned about the inability to hold field sports at the school was addressed by Assistant Superintendent Mike Sanders. The student’s letter noted that events such as long jump, pole vault and high jump were disrupted and field event locations destroyed during the installation […]
A March 27 television interview with an unsuccessful bidder for turf fields at four Fayette County high schools had the bidder saying he “smelled a rat” and Fox 5 saying they could not get answers about the bid choice. The Fayette County School System fired back with a letter on March 28 saying the […]
The Fayette County Board of Education on March 20 approved more than $19 million for renovations for Starr’s Mill High School and Rising Starr Middle School. Pictured, from left, are board members Brian Anderson, Scott Hollowell, Superintendent Jody Barrow, Chairman Barry Marchman and board members Diane Basham and Leonard Presberg.
The Fayette County Board of Education on March 20 approved $19.2 million for the large renovation project as Starr’s Mill High School and the adjacent Rising Starr Middle School. Facilities Director Mike Satterfield in explaining the specifics of the projects noted a wide-ranging number of components that will make up the overall renovation work. It […]
Coweta County voters had their say on March 21 and approved the continuation of the Coweta County School System’s ESPLOST (Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax). The five-year ESPLOST continuation received nearly two-thirds of the votes, with 62.65 percent of voters supporting the initiative and with 37.35 percent in opposition. A total of […]
The Fayette County Board of Education on March 20 deferred the spot redistricting of portions of the Huddleston Elementary School area. Pictured, from left, are board members Brian Anderson and Scott Hollowell, Superintendent Jody Barrow, Chairman Barry Marchman and board members Diane Basham and Leonard Presberg.
Parents of Huddleston Elementary School children got what they wanted on March 20 when the Fayette County Board of Education voted unanimously to hold off on spot redistricting until some time in the future. A number of parents of the Peachtree City school opposed the proposed spot redistricting that would have begun next school year. […]
Some students at 1 other elementary school will move It looks as if the Fayette County Board of Eduction on March 20 will put the Huddleston Elementary School spot redistricting on hold while going ahead with the spot redistricting that deals with approximately 20 students at Spring Hill Elementary School. Superintendent Jody Barrow on Monday […]
The 2017-2018 school calendar was approved by the Fayette County Board of Education. Pictured, from left, are board members Brian Anderson and Scott Hollowell, Superintendent Jody Barrow, Chairman Barry Marchman and board members Diane Basham and Leonard Presberg. Photo/Ben Nelms.
The Fayette County school year calendar for the 2017-2018 school year has been adopted by the Fayette County Board of Education. The school year will begin on Aug. 7 and end on May 25. The calendar includes the first day of school on Aug. 7, a Thanksgiving break from Nov. 20-24 and a semester break […]
A number of parents at the Feb. 27 meeting of the Fayette County Board of Education, and with children attending Huddleston Elementary School in Peachtree City, had their say on nearly three dozen students being proposed for redistricting. Photo/Ben Nelms.
The parents of children from Huddleston Elementary School in Peachtree City voiced their concerns to the Fayette County Board of Education on Feb. 27 about a proposal to redistrict more than 30 students to Oak Grove Elementary School. ‘We’re being pushed out for homes that don’t exist yet’ Chairman Barry Marchman in addressing the spot […]