Tests show Coweta students mostly under 50% ‘proficient’ in grades 3-8

Tests show Coweta students mostly under 50% ‘proficient’ in grades 3-8

Georgia Milestones Assessment results for spring 2017 were released on July 21 by the Georgia Department of Education, showing Coweta County students exceeding statewide performance averages. School system spokesman Dean Jackson said student performance on the Georgia Milestones is reported in one of four categories – Beginning Learner, Developing Learner, Proficient Learner, and Distinguished Learner. […]

It’s official: Your Fayette school taxes will increase by 9%

It’s official: Your Fayette school taxes will increase by 9%

Fayette County Board of Education announces proposed property tax increase over rollback millage rate No rollback for school taxes, according to the Fayette County Board of Education in a Friday news release. The school board intends to adopt the millage rate at 19.5 mills, which will effectively raise property taxes the board of education will […]

BoE to voters: Keep on sending us your pennies

BoE to voters: Keep on sending us your pennies

E-SPLOST renewal question to be on November 7 ballot   The Fayette County Board of Education on July 24 unanimously approved the inclusion of the continued E-SPLOST (education special purpose local option sales tax) question on the Nov. 7 ballot. It would not be a new tax: retail buyers in Fayette already are paying a […]

For first time ever, riding Fayette school buses is guaranteed to be cool

For first time ever, riding Fayette school buses is guaranteed to be cool

154 buses now have air conditioning; bus ride sign-up time here The ride to and from school in Fayette County when school begins in August will have the kids and bus drivers riding in air-conditioned comfort. The dog days of summer will be no match for the Fayette County School System’s school buses retrofitted with […]

Coweta schools set $196 million budget

Coweta schools set $196 million budget

The Coweta County Board of Education at a June 27 called meeting adopted the Fiscal Year 2018 operational budget totaling $196 million. The budget includes cost-of-living and step increases for employees and will maintain the millage rate at 18.59 mills. Coweta’s budget approval comes on the heels of the Fayette Board of Education adopting a […]

Fayette County High School to get new auditorium

The rendering shows the look of the new auditorium at Fayette County High School.

Fayette County High School to get new auditorium

Fayette County High School is the only high school in the county without an auditorium. A June 19 vote by the Fayette County Board of Education changed that with the approval of a new auditorium expected to be completed in mid-2018. The unanimous vote by the school board was followed by cheers from the FCHS […]

Citizens argue LGBTQ training for schools

Fayette County resident Ron Easterbrook was one of the people questioning the recent gender identity training given to school system nurses. He spoke at the June 19 meeting of the Fayette County Board of Education. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Citizens argue LGBTQ training for schools

Standing-room-only crowd uses public comments to debate gender sensitivity training sessions; Board of Education, school officials silent The recent training received by Fayette County School System nurses on how to talk with students who ask questions about gender issues brought an unusually high number of residents to the June 19 meeting of the Fayette County […]

Fayette schools want $145 million E-SPLOST

Fayette schools want $145 million E-SPLOST

Fresh off adopting a record budget, the Fayette County Board of Education on June 19 adopted the language for the E-SPLOST (education special purpose local option sales tax) III question to be put before voters on an upcoming ballot, possibly in November. The E-SPLOST III renewal initiative will likely receive school board approval in July […]

School money: Fayette Board of Education votes 5-0 to boost budget to record $203.7 million

School money: Fayette Board of Education votes 5-0 to boost budget to record $203.7 million

The Fayette County Board of Education on June 19 adopted the 2017-2018 budget totaling $203.7 million. The vote to adopt the budget was unanimous, though Chairman Barry Marchman prior to the vote suggested that the board next year discuss the potential for having larger schools and class sizes as a way to reduce expenditures. Marchman […]