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Richmond County school board member says absences caused by 'frustration' not negligence

...communications among the board and students, staff and the community."Palm added that all candidates running for local school board must sign an affidavit stating they have read and understood the code to be eligible for election."Personally...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-08-23/richmond-county-school-board-me
Columbia County school system picks state model with flexibility, mandates

...can dictate changes to schools that don't meet standards for three consecutive years.The law also requires the local school board to hold a public meeting to explain the Stra tegic Waivers contract to residents and allow them to ask questions...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-09-02/columbia-county-school-sy
Rants & Raves

...appalling. Only trash litters! QUEEN AUGUSTA SURE is getting her crown on! It's looking beautiful around here! IF LOCAL SCHOOL boards don't like Gov. Nathan Deal's education plan, then they need to do a better job of improving their schools...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-03-27/rants-raves
Good 'Deal' for bad schools

...would have the flexibility to work with existing local school boards or take over day-to-day school management. They...heard public school teachers, administrators and local school board officials decry the proposal because it would "undermine...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-03-28/good-deal-bad-schools
Report shows mediocre marks for Ga. charter schools

...the State Charter Schools Commission, only tracked 16 schools given charters by the state over the objections of local school boards. They are different from schools that the local boards granted charters to, either as startups or as traditional...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-05-07/reports-shows-mediocre-ma
Ga. school boards may get funds flexibility

ATLANTA ? Members of the Georgia Education Reform Commission met Tuesday to consider ways to give local school boards more discretion in how they spend billions of dollars in state taxpayer appropriations.Funding is currently based on a complex...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-04-28/ga-school-boards-may-get-
School boards fear Deal legislation will lead to state takeover

...legislation, saying his plan will ultimately subvert local school board autonomy.Both school systems have sent letters...plan would ultimately lead to "state control of local school board priorities" after placing a heavy load on Georgia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-03-23/school-boards-fear-deal-legisla
RCBOE takes stance against Gov. Deal's 'school opportunity district'

...opposition to Governor Nathan Deal's "school opportunity zone" plan, citing concerns the legislation will undermine local school board authority.Deal's legislation calls for forming a statewide "district" of "consistently failing schools" scoring...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-17/rcboe-takes-stance-again
Schools advocate and community activist Monique Braswell withdraws from school board race

...by the General Assembly in 2012 that gave the state authority to establish charter schools over the opposition of local school boards.She held community meetings to discuss the issue and lectured parents about the bill at community meetings and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-08-26/schools-advocate-and-comm
Election Updates

...01 percent to Buck's 49.99 percent.-- Morris News Service - 10:10 p.mMcDuffie, Glascock resultsTwo local school board races were decided during Tuesday's run-off elections. In McDuffie County, Jarvis McNair defeated Richard Downs...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2014-07-22/election-news