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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
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
Across Georgia

...did not pass the test can request a waiver from the State Board of Education. But officials say the board can only hear 300 cases a year.The bill, which now heads to the Senate, would shift that responsibility to local school boards.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-12/across-georgia
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
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