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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
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
Rants & Raves

...instead of actual teachers. Common Core and TKES continue to hurt the education system of Georgia. Maybe at least the local school board could lead the way and actually let the teachers do their jobs and really teach. SO WE HAVE RACISTS counting up...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-16/rants-raves
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
Two education groups submit charter school applications to state

...by voters in 2012 and has the authority to establish charter schools in the state, even over the objections of local school boards.Charter schools are tuition-free public schools that are given more flexibility and are not under the control...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-05-20/two-education-groups-subm
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
Richmond County teacher resigns after reportedly admitting neglect over bullying allegations

...members. Formal complaints against school staff members should be submitted to the local school superintendent and the local school board which is the governing body of that school district."Ogden told investigators she conducted about 10 observations...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-03-27/richmond-county-teacher-r