Board of Education

Babb qualifies to run against Sheriff Hannah, other contested races

Smola won't run in BoE race, Wingo gets competition for tax commissioner Read More»

Parker resigns Coweta school board post

Coweta County Board of Education At-large member April Parker resigned her post on the school board earlier this week. Parker cited personal and family reasons as the motivation for her resignation.

School system spokesman Dean Jackson on Wednesday said the school system received the resignation letter on May 13.

“I am writing to let you know that I have made a decision to resign from the Coweta County Board of Education due to personal and family reasons. Thank you for the opportunity to serve along side you the last year and a half,” the letter said. Read More»

Proposed BoE budget: Goodbye to 82 Fayette teacher, custodian positions

Slots to be eliminated: 63 teachers, 18 custodians, one secretary; adding 1 parapro Read More»

Bacallao announces for Fayette BoE Post 2

She has made it known in various public venues in the past few months, but south Fayette County resident Dr. Mary Kay Bacallao made it official on May 14: she will be running against incumbent Terri Smith for the Post 2 seat on the Fayette County Board of Education. Read More»

Up to 5 Fayette schools may be candidates for closure, BoE says

he Fayette County Board of Education late this summer will consider closing up to four elementary schools and a middle school to help offset falling tax revenues.

The school board at the conclusion of the May 2 workshop left Superintendent Jeff Bearden with instructions to provide information on the potential closure of Fayette Middle School, Fayetteville Intermediate School, Hood Avenue Primary School, Tyrone Elementary and Brooks Elementary schools. The closure options will also include opening Rivers Elementary School. Read More»

Fayette BoE asked to deplete budget reserves

‘It looks like we’ll use up all the fund balance’ — Comptroller Laura Brock

The Fayette County Board of Education on May 7 got a look at the school system’s proposed budget for the 2012-2013 school year. With expected revenues of $163 million and expenditures of $178 million, the board again this year is being asked to make up the difference using the school system’s fund balance that is expected to total $15 million on June 30. Read More»

Fayette school board district voting dispute hearing pushed back to May 10

Legal intervention by the Fayette County Commission has, for now at least, thwarted a settlement that would have restricted voters to casting a ballot for only one of five seats on the Fayette County Board of Education. Read More»

Fayette BoE sets school closing public workshop May 2

The Fayette County Board of Education will hold a workshop on Wednesday, May 2 at 9 a.m. to hear from Superintendent Jeff Bearden on proposed school closures.

Questions by some on the school board at the April 16 meeting resulted in rescheduling the discussion on potential closures. The meeting topics provided by the school system also included bus routes as an item to be discussed. Read More»

Teachers’ spokesman: ‘Don’t stop paying our health supplements’

Fayette BoE urged to retain medical, dental pay for system workers Read More»

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