Coweta gets ahead of career learning curve in 10th grade

Coweta gets ahead of career learning curve in 10th grade

Several Coweta County business partners and representatives from the Central Educational Center were among the participants at the Aug. 14 the Georgia Consortium for Advanced Technical Training Program (GA CATT) ceremony held in Atlanta. Coweta’s eight industry participants, the Central Educational Center and the Coweta County Development Authority were the pioneers of the innovative program […]

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. […]

Coweta schools welcome 126 new teachers

Coweta schools welcome 126 new teachers

The Coweta County School System, Board of Education members and community organizations on July 28 got a look at 126 new teachers at an annual breakfast and orientation at the school system-owned Nixon Centre for Performing and Visual Arts. New teachers were treated to breakfast by a number of community sponsors, before being given an […]

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. […]

Huddleston school renovation gets award

Huddleston school renovation gets award

The recent renovation of Huddleston Elementary School led to the school being selected as a winner of a 2017 Alliant Build America Award. Fayette County School System spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach said the entire Peachtree City school was renovated last summer using E-SPLOST (Education-Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) funds. Renovations included replacement of the roof, […]

Barrow donates scholarship money

Barrow donates scholarship money

A $1,000 prize that came with Fayette County School Superintendent Jody Barrow being named the 2017 Georgia Superintendent of the Year earlier this year was passed along as scholarships to two recent high school graduates to help with their college expenses. Above, Fayette County School Superintendent Jody Barrow, center, awarded $500 scholarships to Aruodo Nnanna, […]

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 […]

Two-thirds of Fayette students test ‘proficient’ for college, careers

Two-thirds of Fayette students test ‘proficient’ for college, careers

State testing shows one-third have some catch-up work to do A recently released report on the Georgia Milestones student assessment system is showing that approximately two-thirds of Fayette County students are scoring at “proficient or above” on the standardized assessments. School system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach said the number of students scoring proficient or above totals […]

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