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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
Good 'Deal' for bad schools

...successfully in Memphis, Tenn., and New Orleans.So far, we've heard public school teachers, administrators and local school board officials decry the proposal because it would "undermine" local autonomy and authority.But undermining local...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-03-28/good-deal-bad-schools
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
Tax shift would strip schools of power, money

...in government who want local control so badly -- but then move to have the state write the check to send to the local school board with little to no input -- is, again, incomprehensible. The most important entity in our communities should be...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/02/29/op_189206.shtml
Opinion columns
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
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
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
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
Charting new paths

...through 8.Not surprisingly, both the Richmond and Columbia county charter-school proposals met resistance from local school board officials. Given that charter schools inject much-needed competition into the government's traditional K-12...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-09-06/charting-new-paths