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 […]

Fayette schools want to re-up E-SPLOST

Fayette schools push another penny sales tax vote to raise at least $157.2 million

Fayette schools want to re-up E-SPLOST

The Fayette County Board of Education on June 5 got a look at the potential projects for SPLOST III that could be up for a vote in November. The current SPLOST (special purpose local option sales tax) expires in 2019. The school board is considering holding a referendum for SPLOST III in November. The school […]

Comparing Fayette, Coweta schools

Follow the money: Looking at budgets, numbers of students, staff sizes, numbers of schools

Comparing Fayette, Coweta schools

What are the differences between the school systems in Fayette County, Coweta County and Forsyth County in terms of money spent? The 2017-2018 budget in Fayette has been tentatively set at $203.7 million, while the budget for Coweta is tentatively set at $194 million and Forsyth’s budget is tentatively set at $405 million. Fayette County […]

Fayette County Board of Education: Record $203.7 million tentative budget approved

Monday afternoon ‘public hearing’ results in no public speakers, either for or against; increase to pay for raises, benefits

Fayette County Board of Education: Record $203.7 million tentative budget approved

The Fayette County Board of Education at its June 5 work session adopted the 2017-2018 tentative budget totaling $203.7 million, the largest in the school system’s history. There were no speakers at the public hearing on the budget. As for the vote, board members approved the tentative budget 4-0, with board member Brian Anderson absent. […]

Fayette County School System FY 2018 budget: Bigger budget, more employees, fewer students

In 4-year span, Fayette’s school budget may increase $41.7 million to pay for 215 more employees, 108 fewer students

Fayette County School System FY 2018 budget: Bigger budget, more employees, fewer students

A look at budgets and the number of people employed by the Fayette County School System in 2014 and for the 2018 school year shows a proposed 2018 budget increase of 25.7 percent, 215 more employees and 108 fewer students than in 2014. The proposed budget for 2018 totals $203.7 million, with the school system […]

BoE to verify kids’ residency again this year

The Fayette County Board of Education on May 22 approved a residency requirement for students for the coming school year. Pictured, from left, are board members Brian Anderson, Scott Hollowell, Superintendent Jody Barrow, Chairman Barry Marchman and board members Diane Basham and Leonard Presberg

BoE to verify kids’ residency again this year

The Fayette County Board of Education on May 22 approved a move that, again for the coming school year, will require student residency verification to attend the county’s public schools. The school board chose between three options. Those included having all student (household) residency verified, similar to what was done during the 2016-2017 school year, […]

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 […]