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School boards fear Deal legislation will lead to state takeover

...Both school systems have sent letters voicing their opposition to local legislators.Richmond County Board Chair Helen Minchew said the plan would ultimately lead to "state control of local school board priorities" after placing a heavy load...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-03-23/school-boards-fear-deal-legisla
Richmond County school chief calls flexibility choice "middle ground"

Helen Minchew calls it the safe "middle ground."The Richmond County school board chairwoman also said the decision by the board to go with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-15/richmond-county-school-c
RCBOE takes stance against Gov. Deal's 'school opportunity district'

...and a resolution amending the constitution March 5, and both are now being debated in the state House.Board Chair Helen Minchew said while the board was "happy" to receive resources, information and other forms of assistance from the state...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-17/rcboe-takes-stance-again
Review sought of Richmond County schools' career programs

...We can learn what we need to add and maybe what we need to create to improve our programs."Board Chairwoman Helen Minchew said she had heard similar concerns from Augusta employers and wanted Superintendent Angela Pringle to bring back a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-03-20/review-sought-richmond-co
Minchew a great school board pick

...seat, but for me there's only one clear choice: Helen Minchew. For 16 years Ms. Minchew has been a vocal advocate...District 10 voters will join me and cast their ballots for Helen Minchew Nov. 7. Marge Swartzwelder, Augusta

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/10/14/edi_299994.shtml
Editorials | Westside High School
RCBOE voices concerns over new 'failing' school legislation

...to increased privatization of schools ... and that will just hurt underprivileged kids the most."Board member Helen Minchew said she was confident the schools will improve their performance in the future."I really want to show my appreciation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-02-17/rcboe-voices-concerns-over-new-
Health care cost worries lock out Richmond County substitutes

...have time to make a decision and (when) we know if any other changes will be made to the law."Board Chairwoman Helen Minchew said "no one can really say yet" whether a change to substitute teacher hours will be approved, citing pending legislation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-24/health-care-cost-worries
Richmond County school board looks at job programs

...use for applicants, then it hasn't done much good. We have to integrate all of this together."Board Chairwoman Helen Minchew can see more students learning skilled trades as a way to lower Augusta unemployment."The demand is there, and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-23/richmond-county-school-boa
Richmond County Board of Education, Georgia politicians discuss education during breakfast

...what you're saying, but many charter schools begin without consulting their local boards," board vice-chair Helen Minchew said. "We get left out of the process when they go directly to the state and get approval with no input from us...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-11-13/richmond-county-board-edu
Augusta couple seek to expose sexual assault allegations against former Josey band director

...Education approved the settlement 7-0, with Marion Barnes, Eloise Curtis, Kenneth Echols, Andrew Jefferson, Helen Minchew, Barbara Padgett and Jeff Padgett all voting yes. It allowed Smith to continue working until he reached 25 years...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-10-12/augusta-couple-seek-ex