BoE budget to break $200 million?

Preliminary budget nearly $204 million, $41.7 million more than 4 years ago; includes $10 million more in pay and benefits for FY18

BoE budget to break $200 million?

The Fayette County Board of Education is gearing up to consider the budget for the 2017-2018 school year. Still in the proposal stage, the budget viewed by the school board at the May 22 meeting showed revenues of approximately $203.7 million with identical expenditures. Two years ago, the school budget was $184 million. That went […]

Presberg concerned about declining school taxes paid by over-65s

BoE member Leonard Presberg

Presberg concerned about declining school taxes paid by over-65s

Fayette County Board of Education member Leonard Presberg (D-District 4) contends that the 50 percent local school tax deduction available to people age 65 and above represents a growing trend, in terms of school system revenues, that the community should be aware of for the future. Fayette County residents age 65 and older can sign […]

Report to Fayette Board of Education: 1 in 4 seniors used alcohol in past 30 days

Representatives of AVPride on April 24 updated the Fayette County Board of Education on the issues with social hosting by adults.

Report to Fayette Board of Education: 1 in 4 seniors used alcohol in past 30 days

Members of the Fayette County Board of Education on April 24 heard from representatives of AVPride about the legal issues for adults who allow underage drinking. The social hosting ordinance in Fayette County is structured to prohibit adults from hosting or allowing events at any residence or location where they know or reasonably should know […]

Fayette BoE wants voters to renew education SPLOST

Current penny tax for schools expires in 2019; vote in Nov.?

Fayette BoE wants voters to renew education SPLOST

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 […]

New turf installation disrupts some field sports at local high schools

New turf installation disrupts some field sports at local high schools

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 […]

$19.2 million in fix-ups for schools at Starr’s Mill

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.

$19.2 million in fix-ups for schools at Starr’s Mill

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 passes school system ESPLOST

Coweta passes school system ESPLOST

  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 […]