Board of Education

Judges to hear district voting appeal Wednesday

The Fayette County Board of Commissioners (BOC) and the Fayette County Board of Education (BOE) on Dec. 10 will square-off against the Georgia Conference of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) at the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta. Read More»

Fayette falls short in some career studies

The Fayette County Board of Education in recent months has discussed aspects of enhancing the school system’s offerings in the state-mandated Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) initiative. Though no action was taken, the school board on Dec. 1 received a CTAE update presented by school system CTAE Coordinator Lisa Collins.

Collins offered an overview of the state laws mandating CTAE participation and gave examples of what the school system might do to provide additional courses and training for Fayette students to meet their academic and career interests. Read More»

BoE OKs bid on Starr’s Mill new cart path connection

The Fayette County Board of Education votes on accepting the low bid for cart path construction. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Fayette County Board of Education on Dec. 1 unanimously approved an $81,000 bid to install cart paths and parking spaces to accommodate golf carts at the Starr’s Mill school complex.

Though the project cost was initially estimated at up to $125,000, Facilities Director Mike Satterfield said the low bid from Southside Striping LLC was $81,400. The high bid for the project was $196,000. Read More»

Fayette BoE to visit local schools’ career programs

Sign in front of the Fayette County School System's central office. File photo.

It was billed as an update of a potential partnership between the Fayette County School System and Southern Crescent Technical College (SCTC). Read More»

Fayette BoE sets policy for using its reserves of 10%

Superintendent Joseph Barrow. File photo.

The Fayette County Board of Education on Nov. 17 adopted a policy that will require an annual reserve fund up of to 10 percent of general operating fund revenues. Expenditures from the reserve fund must be approved by the school board.

The school system for the past two years has kept a 10 percent reserve in the budget, though it came with no policy to regulate how the funds could be spent. Read More»

Fayette BoE hosts local legislators

Fayette BoE hosts local legislators

Members of the Fayette County Board of Education on Nov. 14 hosted the annual legislative luncheon. Among those attending the event were, from left, board member Leonard Presberg, Rep. Matt Ramsey, board Chair Marion Key, board members Dan Colwell and Barry Marchman, board member-elect Diane Basham, Rep. John Yates and Superintendent Jody Barrow. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Tech college to BoE: Let’s improve our relationship

Fayette County Board of Education member Barry Marchman. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The technical college headquartered in nearby Griffin wants a closer working relationship with the Fayette County School System, but local school board members want more information. Read More»

Golf carts to Starr’s Mill by February?

Peachtree City teenagers drive a golf cart in a file photo from June 2014.

The end of January 2015 — that’s when students may be driving their golf carts to and parking them at the Starr’s Mill school complex south of Peachtree City. Read More»

Fayette milestones in Election 2014

(L) Pota Coston; (R) Diane Basham.

First Democrat in a generation, first-ever African American wins first district election to Fayette County Commission Read More»

Fayette BoE asked how should we spend $100 million

What’s the best way to spend $100 million? For the Fayette County Board of Education it will be identifying expenditures from the ESPLOST (Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) in areas such as technology and equipment, facilities, debt service, textbooks and school buses. Read More»

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