Fayette school system among top 3 in Georgia high school graduation rates

Fayette school system among top 3 in Georgia high school graduation rates

Fayette graduation rate falls slightly but remains second highest in metro Atlanta, third highest in state Fayette’s 2017 high school graduation rate remains strong at 89.3 percent, with the school system posting the second highest rate in the metro Atlanta area for the second consecutive year, according to Melinda Berry-Dreisbach, spokesperson for the Fayette County School System. […]

Fayette Superintendent Barrow gets educators’ award

Fayette Superintendent Barrow gets educators’ award

Superintendent Jody Barrow has received the Jim Puckett Oustanding Educator Award from the Georgia Association of Educational Leaders (GAEL). Fayette County School System spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach said each year GAEL, a statewide umbrella organization for professional school leadership associations in the state, gives its seven affiliates an opportunity to select one person to receive the […]

The eclipse: Fayette, Coweta schools will delay dismissal times Aug. 21

The eclipse: Fayette, Coweta schools will delay dismissal times Aug. 21

A rare event in the skies will occur on Aug. 21 when Fayette and Coweta counties will experience a near-total solar eclipse. Public schools in the two counties will have the school day extended and safety glasses provided for students wanting to view the eclipse. In Fayette County public schools, the school day on Aug. […]

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 […]