Board of Education

Fayette BOE adopts $179 million budget

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»

Oliver acting chief until superintendent is hired

Deputy Superintendent Fred Oliver. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The search for a replacement for retiring Fayette County School System Superintendent John DeCotis is ongoing. Deputy Superintendent Fred Oliver will fill his shoes until the new superintendent is hired. Read More»

Coweta BOE adopts $166 million budget

The Coweta County Board of Education at a called meeting Tuesday adopted a $165.7 million operational budget for the FY 2011 term that begins July 1. The approval comes with no anticipated increase in the millage rate. Read More»

Fayette BoE to begin superintendent interviews in mid-July

The search for a new superintendent for the Fayette County School System appears to be making some progress. The Citizen was told Monday that the first round of interviews is expected to begin in mid-July. The number of people to be interviewed is unknown. Read More»

Fayette BOE to pay employees back for furlough days

It was a time for giving back. The Fayette County Board of Education last week unanimously approved restoring the equivalent of up to three furlough days imposed on employees during the past school year. The number of days to be paid will depend on the number of days taken, since most, but not all, system staff took three furlough days.

The furloughs came as the state reckoned with diminished revenues and passed that downturn on to school systems across the state. Payment for the furlough days will be effective by the end of June. Read More»

Fayette BOE forum a one-man show for incumbent Todd

Board of Education member Bob Todd at June 17 forum. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Challenger Cave calls in sick, misses forum

It was supposed to be a forum between challenger Charlie Cave and Fayette County School Board District 4 Post incumbent Bob Todd. Read More»

Fayette BOE tentatively approves $178.9 million budget

The Fayette County Board of Education at its meeting Tuesday night voted unanimously to give tentative approval to the $178.9 General Fund budget for FY 2011 that begins July 1. Read More»

Coweta BOE tentatively adopts $165.7 million budget

The Coweta County Board of Education Tuesday voted to tentatively approve a $165.7 million general fund budget for the 2010-11 school year. Final approval is expected June 22.

The upcoming budget is approximately $6.5 million less than the $172.2 million operational budget adopted by the board in June 2009 for the 2009-2010 school year, said school system spokesperson Dean Jackson. Read More»

Retiring Coweta School System employees honored

Retiring Coweta School System employees honored

The attendees at the June 1 Coweta County School System annual retirement banquet, honoring 57 retirees from Coweta Schools, were from left to right, 1st row, Dana Anthony (Madras Middle), Minerva Beadles (East Coweta High), Anne Bond (Ruth Hill Elementary), Kathy Bizarth (Newnan High), Tim Britt (Newnan High), Martha Lee Child (Atkinson Elementary), Evelyn Clark (Canongate Elementary), Karen Cope (Willis Road Elementary), 2nd row, Carol Dallas (Eastside Elementary), John Darrah (Atkinson Elementary), Judy Davis (Arnco-Sargent Elementary), Nancy Davis (Arbor Springs Elementary), Kaye Dunn (Ar Read More»

Superintendent search so far yields 32 names

The search for the replacement for Fayette County School System Superintendent John DeCotis is well underway. Board members have received applications and are currently vetting those submissions.

Hired in the spring, the Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) received, reviewed and screened applications and conducted reference checks on the top candidates. The applications of 32 people interested in the position were forwarded to the school system, said Board of Education Chairman Terri Smith, adding that the applicants are from 15 states across the country. Read More»