Fayette County High School to get new auditorium

The rendering shows the look of the new auditorium at Fayette County High School.

Fayette County High School to get new auditorium

Fayette County High School is the only high school in the county without an auditorium. A June 19 vote by the Fayette County Board of Education changed that with the approval of a new auditorium expected to be completed in mid-2018. The unanimous vote by the school board was followed by cheers from the FCHS […]

Fayette schools want $145 million E-SPLOST

Fayette schools want $145 million E-SPLOST

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 want to re-up E-SPLOST

Fayette schools push another penny sales tax vote to raise at least $157.2 million

Fayette schools want to re-up E-SPLOST

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 […]

Comparing Fayette, Coweta schools

Follow the money: Looking at budgets, numbers of students, staff sizes, numbers of schools

Comparing Fayette, Coweta 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 […]

School nurses get training for gender talks with students

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School nurses get training for gender talks with students

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. […]

Educator activists picket schools HQ

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.

Educator activists picket schools HQ

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 […]

Vacation time

Vacation time

  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.

Charter school presents quilts to area soldiers

Charter school presents quilts to area soldiers

  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 […]

BoE to verify kids’ residency again this year

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

BoE to verify kids’ residency again this year

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, […]