Board of Education

Todd, Key grade sup’t., BoE majority with fiscal ‘F’

‘We should have made the tough decisions to cut more, close more, do more months ago ... The biggest cost savings can be realized by closing under-utilized schools ... The board did not follow the community imperative. We are now reduced to fiscal crisis management.’ — Bob Todd & Marion Key

Fayette County Board of Education members Bob Todd and Marion Key have drawn a line in the sand. Read More»

School for jobs: Career Academy would train kids for local openings

Peachtree City Councilwoman Kim Learnard presents her proposal to the Fayette County Board of Education July 16. Photo/Ben Nelms.

For Peachtree City Councilwoman Kim Learnard, it seems as if the time is right for an alternative career path for Fayette County school students.

To that end, Learnard on Monday night presented the idea for developing the Fayette Career Academy to the Fayette County Board of Education. Learnard is taking the idea on the road and is expected to present her findings to the school board in the coming months. Read More»

Fayette School Board grapples with cost-cutting tactics

For a school system that brings in $163 million but spends $177 million, it is not surprising that the search is on for ways to cut expenses and increase revenues a year from now. 

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Who is this man? Sign grabber caught on video

Who is this man? Sign grabber caught on video

A candidate for the Post 1 seat on the Fayette County Board of Education said a video camera has captured the image of someone who took one of his campaign signs ... and from the candidate's home in Tyrone, no less.

Barry Marchman provided the video to The Citizen which shows what appears to be a bespectacled white male pulling the sign up from the ground. While the video quality is not high-definition by any means, it provides enough detail to likely identify the culprit.

The video was captured by a video camera designed to capture wildlife which is often referred to as a "game cam." Read More»

BoE Chairman Presberg in Silly String showdown with parent

Leonard Presberg, chairman of the Fayette County Board of EDucation. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Presberg angered at treatment of Obama marchers July 4th Read More»

BoE candidates quizzed on closings, 3-2 votes

Fayette Board of Education candidates for Post 1 (L-R) Scott Hollowell and Barry Marchman, and for Post 2 (center to R)  Mary Kay Bacallao and Gary Griffin. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Supt. Bearden’s role questioned, criticized; Tyrone closing iffy

Harvest Christian Community Center in Fayetteville was the setting for a forum for candidates running in two contested races on the Fayette County Board of Education. The forum covered a wealth of topics such as Fayette County School System finances, split votes by the school board, potential school closures and at-large voting. Read More»

Coweta BoE adopts $169 million budget

The Coweta County Board of Education has adopted a $168.5 million General Fund budget for the 2012-2013 school year that begins July 1. The budget includes no reduction in school days or salary reductions.

Recession or not, the budget comes with no reductions in K-12 academic offerings, no reduction in the 180-day school year, no additional cuts in educational programs or services, no salary reductions for employees working 180 days or less other than state-budgeted Pre-K reductions. Read More»

NAACP appeals ruling against Fayette district voting map

A federal court judge’s denial of a new district voting map for the Fayette County Board of Education is being appealed to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Read More»

Fayette BoE extends Supt. Bearden’s contract

Leonard Presberg, chairman of the Fayette County Board of Education. Photo/Ben Nelms.

‘Vision’ touted as board votes 5-0 for added 18 months to 2015

There was virtually no discussion to a motion made Monday night at the Fayette County Board of Education to extend Superintendent Jeff Bearden’s contract by 18 months. The contract was set to expire in January 2014. The board voted 5-0 on the measure. Read More»

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