Tunnel to connect Starr’s Mill schools to Peachtree City cart path

Tunnel to connect Starr’s Mill schools to Peachtree City cart path

The Fayette County Board of Education on Jan. 22 unanimously approved the granting of easement related to the coming construction of a multi-use tunnel on Redwine Road to serve the Starr’s Mill school complex. Above, a cart path tunnel in another part of Peachtree City. File photo. Designed to serve Peeples Elementary School, Rising Star Middle […]

Fayetteville plans to build new city hall

Fayetteville plans to build new city hall

City to buy school system HQ land for $3.1 million; building cost, funding source not disclosed; old FCHS campus to be new central office By this time next year, Fayetteville could be breaking ground on a new city hall. The Fayetteville City Council voted unanimously June 25 to purchase a nearly 10-acre tract on Stonewall […]

Fayette schools in top 14% in U.S., rank 6th in metro Atlanta

Fayette schools in top 14% in U.S., rank 6th in metro Atlanta

The 2018 Best Schools in America rankings have been released, and Fayette County Public Schools has made the list. The school system has been ranked ninth out of 183 systems in Georgia by Niche, the largest website for researching public and private K-12 schools, according to school system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach. Every month, millions of […]

Fayette school survey: Give our kids courses in film, computers, engineering

Fayette school survey: Give our kids courses in film, computers, engineering

Survey responses by more than 2,000 Fayette County students and more than 850 parents showed that Film and Creative Arts and Computer/Information Technology survey areas carry significant interest to students and parents. The survey, released in mid-December by the Fayette County School System, had 2,163 respondents in grades 8-12 and 869 parent respondents. The school […]

Registration day set for Fayette County Pre-K program

Registration day set for Fayette County Pre-K program

Parents of students who will be eligible to attend the Fayette County Public School System’s state-funded Pre-K program for the 2018-19 school year can register their children for a lottery drawing beginning Jan. 16. Pre-K programs are being offered at Cleveland, Crabapple Lane, Fayetteville, Huddleston, Inman, Kedron, North Fayette, Oak Grove, Peachtree City, Sara Harp […]

Coweta’s Barker named Ga. 2018 Superintendent of Year

Coweta’s Barker named Ga. 2018 Superintendent of Year

Coweta County School Superintendent Dr. Steve Barker has been named the 2018 Georgia Superintendent of the Year by the Georgia School Superintendent’s Association (GSSA). Last year’s recipient of the award was Fayette County School Superintendent Dr. Joseph Barrow. The honor was announced on Friday afternoon at the GSSA Awards Luncheon at the Waverly Renaissance Hotel in Atlanta. […]

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 […]