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Millions at stake in proposed penny sales tax in some S.C. counties, including Aiken

...chairman for the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, on the organization's Web site. He is also a member of the local school board of trustees.When the current six-year penny tax wraps up in 2016, the estimated revenue is expected to be...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-10-26/millions-stake-proposed-p
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
Charting new paths

...county charter-school proposals met resistance from local school board officials. Given that charter schools inject much-needed...Commission to establish schools over the objections of local school boards.Because public school systems exist to serve students...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-09-06/charting-new-paths
Ga. considers exemptions to school food standards

...have begun planning for the changes.Kevin Dowling, the principal of Lee County High School in Leesburg, said the local school board asked officials last year to move away from high-sugar or high-fat items. Krispy Kreme doughnut coupons and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-18/ga-considers-exemptions-schoo
Group advocates, educates public on charter school systems

...and tuition-free public schools not controlled by local school boards, according to GCSA executive vice president Andrew...schools in their area to be open to working with local school boards for the entire school system's benefit."We need...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-07-07/group-adovcates-educates-
AP Interview: Perdue, Kingston talk Common Core

...how the best decisions are made between the parent, the teacher, the principal, the local administration and the local school board, and I still believe that. What we recognize right now is that the results of the attempts to federalize education...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-07-06/ap-interview-p
School funding not political, Deal says

...teachers a pay raise. Instead, he recommended the legislature send the latest half-billion-dollar boost to local school boards for them to decide whether they want to use it for raises, ending teacher furloughs or other uses.Deal did recommend...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-06-19/school-funding
Richmond County school board members differ on Georgia gun law

A bill signed by Gov. Nathan Deal made it legal for local school boards in Georgia to authorize teachers, principals and other staffers to be armed on school grounds beginning in July.This reversal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-05-03/richmond-county-school-bo
Nathan Deal signs budget; senator Jason Carter critical

...Among the features of this election-year budget are a $514 million increase in k-12 education that gives local school boards the ability to grant raises or end furloughs, a 3 percent increase in the amount of HOPE Scholarships and HOPE...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-04-28/deal-signs-budget-carter