Columbia County Alternative School holds winter graduation

Twenty students got their high school diplomas as a part of Columbia County Alternative School's Save our Seniors program.

New Augusta NAACP leadership prompts optimism for chapter's future

...branch to work with the Richmond County school system to find a way to provide transportation for students at the alternative school and to create sexual abuse prevention education in the classrooms."I'm ready to get to work again and be about...

A super choice

...Elect him our next state superintendent.Woods has dealt with pupils from pre-kindergarten to high school to alternative school to even home school. His educational experience runs the gamut of opportunities sought by the parents of Georgia's...

New alternative school principal won't seek student busing

Greg Thompson said there appears to be no financial or logistical option to make a bus route possible.

Richmond County principal Wayne Frazier announces retirement

...providing transportation for those students, which is currently not in place.Frazier said without a way to get to the alternative school downtown, some students were missing school all together. ALTHOUGH THE BOARD of education never granted Frazier's...

Ed Rees: It's OK to admit troubles, seek help

...again. Maybe there's never enough money to pay all the bills, and it looks like little Johnny is headed for the alternative school for discipline problems.In the hallowed sanctuary of the church, however, we're all just "fine...

Superintendent finalist answers questions from board members, public

...crowd.One asked how she would help children at alternative school get there without reliable transportation. She...struggled with that problem at DeKalb County's Alternative School, and they would use it as an excuse to just quit...

Richmond County Superintendent Angela Pringle discusses system's challenges

...scores up, and we can do that internally in each school.Q: What is your opinion on providing transportation for alternative school students to the Tubman Education Center? A: Well, first I need to visit the schools and talk to the community...

Rants & Raves

...assault on a teacher or other students; also for repeated infractions. How many times have these students been on alternative schools? They don't care. I for one do not want my tax dollars to pay for a bus. We already paid for a bus to take...

Lack of transportation is harsh barrier to successfully educating pupils

...to provide transportation to students sent to the alternative school.To recap, the school system currently does not...not everyone lives within walking distance of the alternative school, and not everyone has a spare car and an available...