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 […]
Fayette schools push another penny sales tax vote to raise at least $157.2 million
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 […]
Follow the money: Looking at budgets, numbers of students, staff sizes, numbers of 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 […]
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Fayette County’s school nurses assigned to the system’s 24 schools recently received a training session about how to talk with students beginning in first grade about gender issues. A recent Welcoming Schools training session was designed to assist the nurses in better understanding the current, and numerous, distinctions related to gender, according to Superintendent Dr. […]
A group of unidentified protesters on June 1 held signs in front of the Fayette County School System office taking issue with Superintendent Jody Barrow and other administrators.
It is a rare event to have protesters in Fayette County, especially at the school system central office. Yet that is what happened on June 1. Attempts to contact the protesters was unsuccessful. Asked by The Citizen who the protesters were and what agenda they might possess, Superintendent Jody Barrow said, “The group did not […]
Junior Beta Club members at Inman Elementary helped stain the new fence around the perimeter of Church Street Park as one of their community service projects. The club partnered with Habitat for Humanity, which handled the installation of the fence. A total of 26 Beta Club members spent a Friday afternoon helping Habitat with the […]
Atkinson Elementary School ‘graduating ‘ fifth graders took their Walk of Champions through the school’s hall May 25, and teachers waved goodbye and bid students a good summer as the school year came to a close on May 26. The Coweta County School System’s next school year will begin August 4. Photo/Submitted.
Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia (CCAS) presented “Quilt of Valor” quilts to two members of Buffalo Soldiers during the school award ceremonies at the end of the school year. The quilts were awarded to Richard Smith, Army veteran who served in Vietnam and Chaplain of the Newnan Buffalo Soldiers, and Milton Allen, U.S. Marine […]
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
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, […]
The Coweta County School System valedictorians and salutatorians for 2017 are, from left, East Coweta High School valedictorian Emma Helfers and salutatorian Sarah Akbar; Newnan High School valedictorian Sara Ivey Fulmer and salutatorian Stephanie Cannon; and Northgate High School valedictorian Reagan Brinkley and salutatorian Nikki Garn. Photo/Submitted.