School zone redistricting: Some Spring Hill, Huddleston students may be moved; future reopening of Tyrone Elementary?
The Fayette County Board of Education has received a spot redistricting proposal for the 2017-2018 school year that would initially impact 54 students currently attending Spring Hill Elementary in Fayetteville and Huddleston Elementary in Peachtree City. A letter is going out to affected parents today about parent meetings at Huddleston on Feb. 16 and Spring […]
The Fayette Chamber of Commerce held a breakfast reception Jan. 25 in honor of Fayette School Superintendent Dr. Joseph C. Barrow, Jr. being recently named 2017 Georgia Superintendent of the Year by AASA, the School Superintendent’s Association. At the breakfast, Congressman Drew Ferguson’s office surprised Dr. Barrow by presenting him with a flag that had […]
The Fayette County Board of Education has signed a proclamation recognizing Feb. 6-10 as National School Counseling Week, which is sponsored by the American School Counselor Association. Board member Leonard Presberg read the proclamation at the Jan. 23 school board meeting in the presence of school counselors across the county. National School Counseling Week provides […]
Fayette County Board of Education member Barry Marchman was elected chairman at the Jan. 9 school board meeting on a 4-1 vote with board member Leonard Presberg — the board’s lone Democrat — opposed. Diane Basham was elected vice-chairman by a unanimous vote.
Coweta County residents had their say and the Coweta County Board of Education on Dec. 14 adopted a 2017-2018 school calendar that received the most support. School system spokesman Dean Jackson said the calendar was favored by a majority of respondents in a school system poll of potential calendar options, which was held in November […]
The Coweta County Board of Education is preparing to adopt new academic-year calendars for the 2017-18 through 2018-19 school years and is seeking public input through Dec. 11. School system spokesman Dean Jackson said two versions of calendars for both years are available for review on the Coweta County School System website at www.cowetaschools.net. The […]
BoE to spend $1.2 million to air condition buses As any Fayette public school student could tell you, school buses are not air conditioned, rendering them hot rides in the warm months. That’s about to change. The Fayette County Board of Education on Nov. 14 made good on its call in September to […]
School board candidates debate standards, technology challenges, teacher pay Candidates for two Fayette County Board of Education seats were part of a forum held Sept. 29 at the Fayetteville Library. Candidates for the District 1 school board seat include Democrat Melissa Lohr and Republican Barry Marchman. District 5 candidates include Republican Brian Anderson and […]
The Coweta County School System will hold a series of community meetings in the coming weeks to update the public on the progress of projects funded by the school system’s ESPLOST (education-special purpose local option sales tax. Superintendent Steve Barker will hold evening informational and listening sessions at the county’s three high schools, the Nixon […]
A recent review of ways to recruit and retain needed school bus drivers for the Fayette County School System led to several changes by the Fayette County Board of Education on Sept. 19. Recommendations on Sept. 6 by Transportation Director Roxanne Owen for recruiting new bus drivers included increasing the finders fee from $100 […]