Coweta passes school system ESPLOST

Coweta passes school system ESPLOST

  Coweta County voters had their say on March 21 and approved the continuation of the Coweta County School System’s ESPLOST (Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax). The five-year ESPLOST continuation received nearly two-thirds of the votes, with 62.65 percent of voters supporting the initiative and with 37.35 percent in opposition. A total of […]

BoE defers move of Huddleston students

The Fayette County Board of Education on March 20 deferred the spot redistricting of portions of the Huddleston Elementary School area. Pictured, from left, are board members Brian Anderson and Scott Hollowell, Superintendent Jody Barrow, Chairman Barry Marchman and board members Diane Basham and Leonard Presberg.

BoE defers move of Huddleston students

Parents of Huddleston Elementary School children got what they wanted on March 20 when the Fayette County Board of Education voted unanimously to hold off on spot redistricting until some time in the future. A number of parents of the Peachtree City school opposed the proposed spot redistricting that would have begun next school year. […]

Huddleson Elementary may escape redistricting

Huddleson Elementary may escape redistricting

Some students at 1 other elementary school will move It looks as if the Fayette County Board of Eduction on March 20 will put the Huddleston Elementary School spot redistricting on hold while going ahead with the spot redistricting that deals with approximately 20 students at Spring Hill Elementary School. Superintendent Jody Barrow on Monday […]

BoE sets calendar school begins first Monday in August

The 2017-2018 school calendar was approved by the Fayette County Board of Education. Pictured, from left, are board members Brian Anderson and Scott Hollowell, Superintendent Jody Barrow, Chairman Barry Marchman and board members Diane Basham and Leonard Presberg. Photo/Ben Nelms.

BoE sets calendar school begins first Monday in August

The Fayette County school year calendar for the 2017-2018 school year has been adopted by the Fayette County Board of Education. The school year will begin on Aug. 7 and end on May 25. The calendar includes the first day of school on Aug. 7, a Thanksgiving break from Nov. 20-24 and a semester break […]

Parents of children from Huddleston Elementary voiced their concerns

A number of parents at the Feb. 27 meeting of the Fayette County Board of Education, and with children attending Huddleston Elementary School in Peachtree City, had their say on nearly three dozen students being proposed for redistricting. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Parents of children from Huddleston Elementary voiced their concerns

The parents of children from Huddleston Elementary School in Peachtree City voiced their concerns to the Fayette County Board of Education on Feb. 27 about a proposal to redistrict more than 30 students to Oak Grove Elementary School. ‘We’re being pushed out for homes that don’t exist yet’ Chairman Barry Marchman in addressing the spot […]

Too many kids at 2 elementary schools, BoE told

School zone redistricting: Some Spring Hill, Huddleston students may be moved; future reopening of Tyrone Elementary?

Too many kids at 2 elementary schools, BoE told

The Fayette County Board of Education has received a spot redistricting proposal for the 2017-2018 school year that would initially impact 54 students currently attending Spring Hill Elementary in Fayetteville and Huddleston Elementary in Peachtree City. A letter is going out to affected parents today about parent meetings at Huddleston on Feb. 16 and Spring […]

Fayette Chamber honors Superintendent Dr. Joseph C. Barrow

Fayette Chamber honors Superintendent Dr. Joseph C. Barrow

The Fayette Chamber of Commerce held a breakfast reception Jan. 25 in honor of Fayette School Superintendent Dr. Joseph C. Barrow, Jr. being recently named 2017 Georgia Superintendent of the Year by AASA, the School Superintendent’s Association. At the breakfast, Congressman Drew Ferguson’s office surprised Dr. Barrow by presenting him with a flag that had […]

District celebrates school counselors

The Fayette County Board of Education has signed a proclamation recognizing Feb. 6-10 as National School Counseling Week, which is sponsored by the American School Counselor Association. Board member Leonard Presberg read the proclamation at the Jan. 23 school board meeting in the presence of school counselors across the county. National School Counseling Week provides […]