Coweta school calendars under review

Coweta school calendars under review

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 […]

Forum: BoE candidates

Forum: BoE candidates

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 […]

ESPLOST meetings are set

ESPLOST meetings are set

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 […]

‘Don’t mess with the money’

‘Don’t mess with the money’

Some on BoE want to delay student verification until after state funding headcount; 4,500 kids still unverified as Fayette residents   The Fayette County School System is working to comply with instructions from the Fayette County Board of Education to verify the residency of all students. Those numbers are coming is but, as of Sept. […]

School board takes virtual trip to Rio

School board takes virtual trip to Rio

Teachers and students from Rising Starr Middle School showed off a new learning tool to the Fayette County Board of Education on Sept. 6. The Google Expeditions virtual reality gear gives students the ability to take a field trip without leaving the classroom.   School board members and many in the audience tried out the […]