Report to Fayette Board of Education: 1 in 4 seniors used alcohol in past 30 days

Representatives of AVPride on April 24 updated the Fayette County Board of Education on the issues with social hosting by adults.

Report to Fayette Board of Education: 1 in 4 seniors used alcohol in past 30 days

Members of the Fayette County Board of Education on April 24 heard from representatives of AVPride about the legal issues for adults who allow underage drinking. The social hosting ordinance in Fayette County is structured to prohibit adults from hosting or allowing events at any residence or location where they know or reasonably should know […]

McIntosh, Whitewater in ‘best high schools’

MHS is 25th, Whitewater 35th in Georgia for college and career readiness in ‘best’ schools list

McIntosh, Whitewater in ‘best high schools’

U.S. News and World Report has ranked two Fayette County high schools as being among the best in the nation for preparing students for college and careers, according to Melinda Berry-Dreisbach, public relations director for the system. McIntosh High and Whitewater High are among the nation’s top performing public high schools included on the 2017 […]

Fayette’s Teacher of Year: Shaylen Dixon

Teaches 3rd grade at PTC Elementary School

Fayette’s Teacher of Year: Shaylen Dixon

Peachtree City Elementary School third-grade teacher Shaylen Dixon has been named the 2017 Fayette County Teacher of the Year. School system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach said the announcement was made by Superintendent Jody Barrow during the annual Fayette County Teacher of the Year ceremony honoring all 26 school-level teachers of the year. The ceremony was held […]

Fayette County School System reports low jobs turnover rate

Fayette County School System reports low jobs turnover rate

Aside from being Fayette County’s largest employer, if judged by turnover rates, the Fayette County School System seems to be a desirable place to work. The school system employs approximately 1,500 teachers. A check of resignations and transfers across all schools over the past two years showed 74 resignations and 43 transfers in 2016 and […]

Optimists honor orators

Optimists honor orators

  The Senoia Optimist Club on March 2 hosted 12 contestants in Optimist International’s annual Oratorical Contest. This year’s speech topic was “What the World Gains from Optimism.” The contest was coordinated by club member Jean Cotton, and Optimist Tony Bell served as Master of Ceremonies. “Students from schools in the eastern half of Coweta County […]

Coweta teachers are honored by VFW

Coweta teachers are honored by VFW

  Two Coweta County School System teachers have been named as Veterans of Foreign Wars 2017 Teachers of the Year for the state of Georgia. John Garner of Newnan High School and Samantha Clark of Arnall Middle School, both history teachers, were nominated for the VFW’s “National Citizenship Education Teacher Award” by fellow teachers. The two […]

2nd Fayette school earns FranklinCovey Lighthouse award

Faculty and staff of Fayetteville Elementary proudly display the banner depicting the school as a Leader in Me Lighthouse School.

2nd Fayette school earns FranklinCovey Lighthouse award

FranklinCovey’s “The Leader in Me” program has awarded a Fayette elementary school with its highest and most coveted honor. Fayetteville Elementary is the second school in the county, and one of just five in Georgia, to earn the “Leader in Me Lighthouse School” designation. Currently, there are 249 schools in the United States and 289 […]

Help wanted: Fayette school bus drivers

Help wanted: Fayette school bus drivers

The Fayette County School System is looking for 10-15 bus drivers for the coming school year that begins in the summer. Director of Special Projects Sam Sweat said the school system pays $14.95 per hour for bus drivers with benefits including health and dental insurance. Substitute bus drivers begin at $64 per day. A total […]

Brooks charter school petitions for shorter calendar

Brooks charter school petitions for shorter calendar

A preference by Liberty Tech Charter School eighth graders on where they will attend high school led to the school petitioning the state to abandon the 210-day school year in favor of a 187-day calendar beginning in the summer. Liberty Tech in Brooks is a state-chartered public school that opened last year and features a […]

Fayette BoE wants voters to renew education SPLOST

Current penny tax for schools expires in 2019; vote in Nov.?

Fayette BoE wants voters to renew education SPLOST

The Fayette County Board of Education is looking to put a continued ESPLOST (education special purpose local option sales tax) question on the November ballot. The current ESPLOST expires in March 2019, with the school board at the April 10 work session reviewing the idea of continuing the sales tax initiative. The final decision for […]