New FCHS graduate tells BoE about her responses to bullying

New FCHS graduate tells BoE about her responses to bullying

Samantha Frazier just graduated from Fayette County High School. No stranger to speaking publicly to the Fayette County Board of Education, and no stranger to writing opinion columns in The Citizen, Frazier took to the microphone at the May 30 school board meeting to address bullying. For Frazier, bullying can take many forms, with some […]

Staff recommends delaying ‘mini-city’ vote by Fayetteville Council

Staff recommends delaying ‘mini-city’ vote by Fayetteville Council

The agenda item may get tabled for another session, but the Fayetteville City Council could possibly vote Thursday night (June 7) on another chapter in the city’s rapidly-expanding “West Side Story.” The mixed-use development bordering Lake Bennett on Ga. Highway 54 and South Sandy Creek Road includes 265 detached homes, 100,000 sq. ft. of retail, […]

Fayette BoE challenged to do more to help self-harming students

Fayette BoE challenged to do more to help self-harming students

The mother of two Fayette County school students wants to find solutions for incidents of self-harm, including self-cutting, that she maintains is occurring with children in the school system. Angela Menko brought those concerns to the public comments portion of the May 30 meeting of the Fayette County Board of Education. Menko is a mother […]

Record Fayette school budget to add 31 new teachers

Record Fayette school budget to add 31 new teachers

Starting salary plus benefits for each new teacher: $63,220 The Fayette County Board of Education on June 25 will adopt the 2018-2019 budget totaling $211.5 million, the system’s largest-ever budget. The school board will add 31 new teachers, with the idea of helping keep class sizes as small as possible. The school system had a […]

Fayetteville seals deal to buy schools’ central office site for $3.1 million

Fayetteville seals deal to buy schools’ central office site for $3.1 million

10 acres to be site of new city hall, plus park and recreation area It was in January that the Fayetteville City Council voted to purchase the nearly 10-acre tract on Stonewall Avenue in downtown Fayetteville that houses the Fayette County School System central office and former bus facility. The council on May 30 adopted […]

McIntosh, FCHS get new principals

McIntosh, FCHS get new principals

The Fayette County Board of Education on May 31 approved several school-level administrative changes taking effect for the coming school year. Among those will be a new assistant superintendent of student achievement and a new principals at McIntosh and Fayette County high schools. School system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach said Dr. Julie Turner, principal at Kedron […]

Fayette joins cities in tax incentives for new business

Fayette joins cities in tax incentives for new business

The Fayette County Commission on May 24 approved an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) dealing with property tax incentives for qualifying companies, businesses and industries. Peachtree City and Tyrone have already signed the agreement. The tax incentive measure designed to encourage businesses and industries to come to Fayette County passed on a unanimous vote. County Administrator Steve […]

$94 million mini-city planned for Fayetteville’s west side

$94 million mini-city planned for Fayetteville’s west side

Westside development gets initial Fayetteville OK; 265 homes, more than 170,000 sq. ft. of commercial/office space planned, including hotel and brewery The large Folia Crossroads residential and commercial proposal along Ga. Highway 54 West and South Sandy Creek Road was recommended for approval with conditions at the May 22 meeting of the Fayetteville Planning and […]

Fayette BoE to consider biggest ever school budget

Fayette BoE to consider biggest ever school budget

Proposed $211.5 million budget is about 4% increase over this year, will add more than 30 teaching slots It is the time of the year when school has ended, and the annual school system budget adoption is around the corner. For the Fayette County Board of Education, members will soon consider a $211.5 million budget, […]

Fayette County plans $52 million budget, no tax increases

Fayette County plans $52 million budget, no tax increases

The Fayette County Commission got a preliminary look at the proposed 2019 budget that becomes effective July 1. Projected at $52 million in expenditures, the budget comes with no property tax increase. Revenues for the proposed general fund budget for 2019 total $52.66 million, while expenditures and other uses total $52.122 million, resulting in a […]