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Fayette schools kick out 255 illegal students since 2009

Fayette County School Superintendent Jeff Bearden at a recent Board of Education meeting. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Most popular schools for illegal out-of-county students: Fayette County and Sandy Creek high schools, Flat Rock Middle School, North Fayette and Burch elementary schools

The Fayette County School System has received criticism in recent years for not doing enough to catch and expel out-of-county students illegally attending classes here. What do the numbers say about that? Read More»

2nd week Fayette schools’ enrollment down 787 from last year

Chart of enrollment numbers from individual Fayette schools year to year. Source/Fayette County School System.

The second week of classes at Fayette County schools brought a further decline in enrollment numbers from the first week, according to figures provided by the central office.

Figures for the second week of school show a loss of 787 students over the same time a year ago. The current numbers appear to continue the trend of falling enrollment that began in 2007.

Information supplied by the school system showed that the overall student count for the second week of school this year totaled 20,429 students. Read More»

Breaking through for the new season

Breaking through for the new season

The McIntosh varsity football team break out of their banner last Friday in their scrimmage against the Shaw Raiders. They will open the season at home this Friday against Pike County. For more on the local football teams, see the 2011 Football Preview in the Wednesday print edition. Photo/Michael Boylan.

New books to read at Tyrone Elementary

New books to read at Tyrone Elementary

Students are back in school and eager to get their hands on a shipment of brand new books that arrived this past week at Tyrone Elementary. Clockwise from bottom left: Nour Raslan, Daisy Hooper, Hailee Henson, Madison Davis, Gabe Krzykwa, Lexi Lino, Jay Hooper, Myles Roberts, Maddy Roberts, Olivia Lohr, Laura Jawad, Seated is Mrs. Marshall (Library-Media Specialist). Photo/Christy Holmes.

Six Coweta schools fall short on federal requirement

New federal requirements are said to have impacted the findings that led to 22 of Coweta County’s 28 schools achieving Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in 2011. The six schools not reaching that bar centered on issues relating to scores on CRCT (Criterion Referenced Competency Test) math tests, graduation tests and graduation rates. Read More»

State school superintendent to visit two Coweta schools

Two of Coweta County’s schools will welcome a different kind of guest later this month. State School Superintendent John Barge will be in the county to visit Smokey Road Middle School and Newnan High School on Aug. 26.

School system spokesman Dean Jackson said Barge will spend several hours at Smokey Road Middle School visiting classes and then having lunch with staff and students before traveling to Newnan High School to spend a few hours visiting classrooms. Read More»

Fayette schools to try letting kids use smart phones to study — in class

Will smart phones still be fun if kids have to use them for learning school lessons?

That question will be answered locally as the Fayette County Board of Education has given the initial go-ahead to develop a pilot program that would allow students to use their own personal electronic devices to supplement educational opportunities in the classroom.

The Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) initiative described at the Aug. 1 meeting by Technology Services Director Curt Cearley is one that uses any technology device that a student brings to school to assist in learning. Read More»

Fayette enrollment drops another school’s worth of students

Compared to last year, 601 fewer kids show up for 1st day of school in Fayette; 4th straight year of declining numbers Read More»

Huddleston Elementary works to fix mold issue

One teacher and one student at Huddleston Elementary School in Peachtree City have reported physical reactions to mold found on shelving in one of the school’s classrooms. The mold has been removed and the school, as a precautionary measure, has taken air samples in several classrooms.

Fayette County School System Facilities Director Mike Satterfield said Aug. 15 that information provided by Principal Rebekah Maddox indicated that one student and one teacher last week had reported physical issues relating to exposure to mold. Read More»

Coweta charter school meet and greet

Coweta charter school meet and greet

The Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia held a Welcome Celebration at the school Aug. 5 for parents and students to meet and greet the faculty and staff. Principal Terry Stollar held an orientation prior to the classroom visits. The school will hold two other events in August, including a celebration picnic at Merrimac Park in Senoia on Aug. 13 from 4-7 p.m. and and open house Aug. 22 from 6-7:30 p.m. Photo/Special.

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