Board of Education

Fayette BoE to visit local schools’ career programs

Sign in front of the Fayette County School System's central office. File photo.

It was billed as an update of a potential partnership between the Fayette County School System and Southern Crescent Technical College (SCTC). Read More»

Fayette BoE sets policy for using its reserves of 10%

Superintendent Joseph Barrow. File photo.

The Fayette County Board of Education on Nov. 17 adopted a policy that will require an annual reserve fund up of to 10 percent of general operating fund revenues. Expenditures from the reserve fund must be approved by the school board.

The school system for the past two years has kept a 10 percent reserve in the budget, though it came with no policy to regulate how the funds could be spent. Read More»

Fayette BoE hosts local legislators

Fayette BoE hosts local legislators

Members of the Fayette County Board of Education on Nov. 14 hosted the annual legislative luncheon. Among those attending the event were, from left, board member Leonard Presberg, Rep. Matt Ramsey, board Chair Marion Key, board members Dan Colwell and Barry Marchman, board member-elect Diane Basham, Rep. John Yates and Superintendent Jody Barrow. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Tech college to BoE: Let’s improve our relationship

Fayette County Board of Education member Barry Marchman. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The technical college headquartered in nearby Griffin wants a closer working relationship with the Fayette County School System, but local school board members want more information. Read More»

Golf carts to Starr’s Mill by February?

Peachtree City teenagers drive a golf cart in a file photo from June 2014.

The end of January 2015 — that’s when students may be driving their golf carts to and parking them at the Starr’s Mill school complex south of Peachtree City. Read More»

Fayette milestones in Election 2014

(L) Pota Coston; (R) Diane Basham.

First Democrat in a generation, first-ever African American wins first district election to Fayette County Commission Read More»

Fayette BoE asked how should we spend $100 million

What’s the best way to spend $100 million? For the Fayette County Board of Education it will be identifying expenditures from the ESPLOST (Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) in areas such as technology and equipment, facilities, debt service, textbooks and school buses. Read More»

Election 2014 — First African-American elected to Fayette County Commission

Fayette County Commissioner-elect Pota Coston of Tyrone. File photo.

Veteran teacher turns back 23-year-old challenger for District 4 Board of Education seat; incumbent BoE member Presberg wins first election

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Fayette County election returns

UPDATED 10:43 p.m. — Coston becomes first African-American elected to Fayette County Commission; Basham, Presberg win BoE posts

All precincts reporting including 1,400 absentee ballots

Post 5, Fayette County Commission (9 of 9 precincts reporting)

Allen McCarty (R) — 33% (2803)
Pota Coston (D) — 67% (5741)

Fayette BoE, District 4 (12 of 12 precincts reporting)

Diane Basham (R) — 64% (5498)
Ogechi Oparah (D) — 36% (3145)

Fayette BoE, District 5 (9 of 9 precincts reporting)
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Fayette OKs Redwine Rd. cart paths

Residents along the southern portion of Redwine Road in unincorporated Fayette County will eventually have direct golf cart path access to the Starr’s Mill school complex just south of Peachtree City, but it’s not going to happen overnight. Read More»