Intruders at Spring Hill Elementary, Sandy Creek High trigger police response

Intruders at Spring Hill Elementary, Sandy Creek High trigger police response

Two Fayette schools — Spring Hill Elementary in Fayetteville and Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone — had some anxious moments last week as unauthorized men intruded on their campuses. Spring Hill Elementary was evacuated by law enforcement on March 6 as a precautionary measure after an unknown man was seen in the school after […]

Fayette school officials prep for student walkout March 14

Fayette school officials prep for student walkout March 14

Unknown number of Fayette high school students expected to join coordinated protests of school shootings, gun violence Activities to begin nationwide at 10 a.m. in each time zone Wednesday and last 17 minutes, one minute for each death in Parkland, Fla., school shooting Feb. 14 Fayette County School System officials have begun response preparations to […]

Peachtree City’s only middle school, J.C. Booth: Renovation or demolition?

Peachtree City’s only middle school, J.C. Booth: Renovation or demolition?

Fayette Board of Education considers aging school’s needs; $12 million or $24M? Should Booth Middle School in Peachtree City receive needed a renovation at $11-12 million or should the school be replaced for about $24 million? That question is on the minds of the Fayette County Board of Education and will likely be addressed in […]

Fayette to add 150 school surveillance cameras to enhance safety

Fayette to add 150 school surveillance cameras to enhance safety

The Fayette County Board of Education at the Feb. 26 meeting got an update on safety initiatives. The update came in the wake of the most recent school shooting in Florida. Safety, Discipline and Athletics Coordinator Ted Lombard said six or seven digital cameras are installed in each elementary school, with approximately 30 cameras in […]

Tunnel to connect Starr’s Mill schools to Peachtree City cart path

Tunnel to connect Starr’s Mill schools to Peachtree City cart path

The Fayette County Board of Education on Jan. 22 unanimously approved the granting of easement related to the coming construction of a multi-use tunnel on Redwine Road to serve the Starr’s Mill school complex. Above, a cart path tunnel in another part of Peachtree City. File photo. Designed to serve Peeples Elementary School, Rising Star Middle […]

Fayetteville plans to build new city hall

Fayetteville plans to build new city hall

City to buy school system HQ land for $3.1 million; building cost, funding source not disclosed; old FCHS campus to be new central office By this time next year, Fayetteville could be breaking ground on a new city hall. The Fayetteville City Council voted unanimously June 25 to purchase a nearly 10-acre tract on Stonewall […]

Fayette schools in top 14% in U.S., rank 6th in metro Atlanta

Fayette schools in top 14% in U.S., rank 6th in metro Atlanta

The 2018 Best Schools in America rankings have been released, and Fayette County Public Schools has made the list. The school system has been ranked ninth out of 183 systems in Georgia by Niche, the largest website for researching public and private K-12 schools, according to school system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach. Every month, millions of […]

Fayette school survey: Give our kids courses in film, computers, engineering

Fayette school survey: Give our kids courses in film, computers, engineering

Survey responses by more than 2,000 Fayette County students and more than 850 parents showed that Film and Creative Arts and Computer/Information Technology survey areas carry significant interest to students and parents. The survey, released in mid-December by the Fayette County School System, had 2,163 respondents in grades 8-12 and 869 parent respondents. The school […]

Registration day set for Fayette County Pre-K program

Registration day set for Fayette County Pre-K program

Parents of students who will be eligible to attend the Fayette County Public School System’s state-funded Pre-K program for the 2018-19 school year can register their children for a lottery drawing beginning Jan. 16. Pre-K programs are being offered at Cleveland, Crabapple Lane, Fayetteville, Huddleston, Inman, Kedron, North Fayette, Oak Grove, Peachtree City, Sara Harp […]