Board of Education

BoE makes case for district appeal

Fayette County Board of Education members (clockwise from top left) Barry Marchman, Chair Marion Key, Leonard Presberg and Bob Todd. Photo composite/The CItizen.

County Commission poised to join in

One local government has made the decision to appeal the recent district voting decision ordered by a federal court judge, and another is expected to join that attempt.

The Fayette County Board of Education in executive session at a March 14 called meeting voted 3-1 to appeal the mid-February decision by U.S. District Judge Timothy Batten that set aside Fayette’s long-standing at-large voting format. Read More»

$8.8 million list of E-SPLOST projects on BoE’s agenda

The Fayette County Board of Education at the March 24 meeting will consider a number of facilities upgrades which would be funded by Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (ESPLOST) revenues. Read More»

Fayette BoE may change limit on maximum class sizes

A March 10 proposal to the Fayette County Board of Education could pave the way for class sizes to increase next school year if needed. The school board will vote March 24 on the measure that would give Superintendent Jody Barrow the authority to add up to five students in classrooms beginning in August, though such increases will likely not be needed.

The proposed resolution citied the position by the state Dept. of Education (DOE) which acknowledged declining revenues from the “unprecedented downturn in the economy” as the reason for the potential class size waiver. Read More»

Fayette Commission to appeal district voting

The Fayette County Commission will be filing its formal appeal of a federal judge's decision in May 2013 to toss out at-large voting in favor of district voting, The Citizen learned Wednesday afternoon. Read More»

Fayette school board to appeal district voting

Fayette school board to appeal district voting

The Fayette County Board of Education in executive session at a March 14 called meeting voted 3-1 to appeal the recent federal court decision to require district voting in Fayette County. Read More»

For 2nd time in 3 years, Fayette BoE will appoint new member

For the second time since the fall of 2011, the Fayette County Board of Education has a vacancy that it will fill by appointment.

A four-member board appointed current Post 5 member Leonard Presberg in November 2011 to fill the vacancy created by the death of Sam Tolbert. Democrat Presberg is seeking election this year to the redrawn District 5 post. Read More»

3 Coweta BoE seats to be contested

Qualifying for Coweta County’s May 20 primaries and the Nov. 4 general election ended at noon Friday. The only contested races will be found in three seats on the Coweta County Board of Education, the District 132 seat in the Ga. House and the District 28 seat held by state Sen. Mike Crane.

The Coweta County Board of Education has four seats up for election, with three of those contested.

District 1 school board member Amy Dees will face former educator Monica Terrell.

District 3 school board member Harry Mullins will square off against videographer Jane Horne. Read More»

Fayette BoE: Charter school given until May 1 to make its case

Liberty Tech Charter School representative Christi McCully addressed the Fayette County Board of Education on Feb. 24, making the case for the proposed new charter school to be located in Fayette County. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Fayette County Board of Education on Monday amended its charter school acceptance policy, but exempted a current petitioner from retroactive deadlines. The vote on the amendment was followed Read More»

Fayette bus drivers honored for snowy service

Fayette bus drivers honored for snowy service

A small group representing more than 200 bus drivers was recognized Feb. 24 by Chairman Marion Key and the Fayette County Board of Education for their successful efforts during the recent ice storm. Pictured, from left, are Mark Ballard, Key, Janie Killpatrick, Danette Cocoran, Diane Vaughan and Transportation Director Roxane Owen. Photo/Ben Nelms.

New map means confusion for some candidates, voters

Members and supporters of and attorneys for the Fayette County Branch of the NAACP pose outside the federal courthouse Feb. 18.

NAACP hails judge’s decision as ‘historic win-win’; new map creates district to ensure a minority candidate will be elected in Fayette

The switch to district voting for Fayette County Commission and Board of Education elections will prevent about 60 percent of Fayette voters from casting ballots in four local races during the May primary and the November general election. Read More»

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