Board of Education

Sup't. DeCotis’s parting shot tags BoE's Todd

Strife on the Fayette County Board of Education (FCBOE) has been growing the past couple of years, with some of those on both sides of a given argument demonstrably vocalizing their opinion. Now as a parting shot Read More»

Coweta schools make strides in AYP requirements

It has been seven years in the making and, for the first time since 2003, the Coweta County School System has no schools on the state Needs Improvement list and all but two schools achieved the required Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).

The AYP report released July 19 by the Ga. Dept. of Education (DOE) reflects how schools perform based on state standardized test scores. As a result of this performance, the district will no longer be required to offer initial transfers for students to schools outside of their assigned district, according to school system spokesperson Dean Jackson. Read More»

7 US applicants, but BoE picks a foreign teacher

An Australian teacher with a temporary work visa has won a Fayette County drama teaching slot over at least seven U.S. applicants. Read More»

Smith property deal with sup't. candidate raises questions

Fayette County Board of Education Chairwoman Terri Smith.

Sup’t. candidate Wenzel had 29% profit in real estate deal involving BoE's Smith

One of the three finalists for the top job in the Fayette County School System has some real estate buying and selling history with the current chairwoman of the Board of Education. Read More»

All Fayette schools meet AYP

Fayette is among 27 systems in Georgia with 100 percent of its schools meeting Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) requirements in 2010. Of these systems, most have less than 10 schools compared to Fayette’s 28, according to school system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach.

All of Fayette’s schools have made AYP each of the seven years since the assessment was implemented, Berry-Dreisbach said, adding that AYP is one of the cornerstones of the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. It is a measure of year-to-year student achievement on statewide assessments. Read More»

Details released on superintendent finalists

The names of the three finalists for the superintendent’s job with the Fayette County School System were announced Tuesday night at a meeting of the Fayette County Board of Education. The finalists included former school system Assistant Superintendent Lyn Wenzel, Dr. Jeffrey Byron Bearden, of Maine, and Dr. Roy “Cole” Pugh, of Texas.

Provided below is information taken from the applications submitted to the school system. The information was released by the school system on Wednesday.

Lyn Wenzel- Read More»

Fayette BOE announces three finalists for superintendent

The Fayette County Board of Education in a meeting Tuesday night announced the names of three finalists in the search for the person to replace retired Superintendent John DeCotis, including a name familiar to many. Read More»

Coweta BOE to see active races in District 1 seats

The November ballot will include competition in two of the four seats up for election on the non-partisan Coweta County Board of Education. The District 1 seat held by Steve Bedrosian will be up for grabs by three contenders since Bedrosian announced recently that he would not be qualifying. The only other contested race will have District 1 At-large board member Michael Sumner facing April Parker.

In Bedrosian’s absence, the qualifying period last week saw three candidates sign up for the District 1 BOE seat. Those include Amy Dees, Andrew Krause and Larry Robertson. Read More»

Coweta CRCT scores exceed state average

Coweta CRCT scores exceed state average
By BEN NELMS
bnelms@TheCitizen.com

Scores for the 2010 Criterion Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) for individual school systems were released last week. A breakdown of the results showing the percentage of students passing the tests indicated that Coweta County students beat the state average by a range of up to10 points in every test category and in every grade level, except for the score in eighth grade Social Studies where Coweta students were a half percentage point under the state average. Read More»

Fayette Board of Education adopts $179 million budget; Oliver fills in

Acting Fayette School Superintendent Fred Oliver. Photo/Ben Nelms.

There was no fanfare, no controversy and no dust to settle. And after a short presentation June 29 by Fayette County School System Comptroller Laura Brock, members of the Fayette County Board of Education unanimously adopted the $178.9 million General Fund budget that took effect July 1. Read More»