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Fayette School System’s #3 wants statewide 1¢ education sales tax

Fayette County School System Assistant Superintendent Sam Sweat

The number three official in the Fayette County School System is not shy about his request to lawmakers: Impose a 1-cent statewide sales tax to fund education. Read More»

School board members Smith, Smola charge that local funds are being siphoned

Fayette County Board of Education members Janet Smola (L) and Chairwoman Terri Smith (R).

Two members of the Fayette County Board of Education last week blamed part of their ongoing budget woes on tax dollars being diverted to less affluent Georgia counties. Read More»

8% income plunge looms for Fayette schools in '11

The Fayette County Board of Education meets March 16. Members are (seated, L-R) Janet Smola, Lee Wright, Chairman Terri Smith, Marion Key and Bob Todd. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Yearly system budget may be sliced another $15.2 million

There was a glimmer of a silver lining in the financial report given by Fayette County School System Comptroller Laura Brock at the March 15 school board meeting. But the storm clouds of falling state and local revenues have a good chance of neutralizing a $3 million silver lining coming from unexpected local revenues and more cost savings measures. Read More»

Coweta School Board to sue Ga. Charter Schools Commission

The Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia received state approval last month to begin operations of its K-8 elementary school in August. Read More»

School superintendent search gets citizen advice: Thick-skinned

The search to replace retiring Fayette County School Superintendent Dr. John DeCotis is on, and local folks weighed in Monday night on who should replace him.

Former Board of Education member Debbie Condon was one of several school system employees and community members who believed that the successful candidate should not be required to possess a doctorate. Condon said a superintendent should possess strong leadership skills, have tough skin and be a strong leader with courage and a vision for both academics and budget issues. Read More»

Residents and employees have their say on superintendent characteristics

The public input session to receive the opinions of the community on the characteristics and qualifications residents deem important in the selection of a school superintendent drew comments from 12 of the approximately 110 people who turned out Monday night at Sams Auditorium in Fayetteville.

The public hearing was moderated by representatives from the Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA), the organization hired last week to lead the process that will replace outgoing superintendent John DeCotis. Read More»

Input on new school superintendent sought tonight at public hearing

A public hearing will be held Monday night at 7 p.m. at Sams Auditorium in Fayetteville for residents to express their opinions on the characteristics they would like to see in the new school superintendent. Long-time superintendent John DeCotis will be retiring effective June 30.

The Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) has been hired to lead the search effort for the new superintendent and will be moderating the public hearing. Read More»

Coweta school system set to absorb furlough days

The Georgia General Assembly in order to make up for falling revenues may dish out three more furlough days for school system employees around the state. But in Coweta County those days will have no effect on paychecks, since the Coweta County School Board voted March 9 to have the school system absorb the cost of up to three furlough days. Read More»

More furlough days may be coming for Fayette schools

It could be furlough time again for Fayette County School System employees. Furloughs in 2009, along with other system-wide cuts and cost-saving measures, aren’t off-setting what looks to be upcoming cuts by the legislature and a local tax digest expected to take a nose dive. Read More»

Fayette School Board to consider furlough days

Tough economic times can call for tough measures. And some of those measures may mean furlough days for Fayette County School System employees. Read More»

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