State honor for Huddleston’s Voorhies

State honor for Huddleston’s Voorhies

Huddleston Elementary School Assistant Principal Jamie Voorhies (in photo above, courtesy of the Fayette County School System) has been named the top assistant principal in Georgia. Fayette County School System spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach said the Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals (GAESP) has named Huddleston Elementary School Assistant Principal Jamie Voorhies an Outstanding Assistant Principal […]

SCHS student named to FBL ‘Super Team’

SCHS student named to FBL ‘Super Team’

Sandy Creek High School student Hannah Zeiler and her “super team” members collaboratively took a top placement at the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference. Hannah, along with Mario Russo from Herschel Jenkins High and Brent Miller from Northview High, took second place in the Hospitality Management event during the national conference […]

Fayette schools dress code: New rules focus on ‘modesty and respect’

Fayette schools dress code: New rules focus on ‘modesty and respect’

The Fayette County Board of Education on June 19 got a look at proposed changes to the student dress code. If approved in July, the changes will become effective in August. Safety/Discipline/Athletics Coordinator Ted Lombard said the 26-person committee focused their work from the perspective of modesty and respect. The proposed dress code changes note […]

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 […]

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