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Richmond County Board of Education votes to submit 'strategic waivers' application

...submitting the application, with Board President Helen Minchew and board member Alex Howard absent. Board Vice President Marion Barnes thanked Stripling for her work on the "monumental task" of creating the application."Many of the people involved...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-10-20/richmond-county-board-education
Richmond County school board member says absences caused by 'frustration' not negligence

...appointing Dolan to the committees he's on."I moved Dolan to other positions after deliberating with vice chair Marion Barnes, and the decision wasn't a political one," Min chew said. "We wanted to make sure everyone has had the chance...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-08-23/richmond-county-school-board-me
Civic boosters speak out for SPLOST 7

...committee waging a social media campaign.About 25 local officials, including five commissioners, school board member Marion Barnes and former Mayor Deke Copenhaver, appeared at Thursday's pro-tax rally.Although the group wasn't large...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-10-08/civic-boosters-speak-out
Richmond County Board of Education approves alternative school transportation program

...comprehensive plan presented to us, and there's potential here. I still have concerns, though."Board Vice Chairman Marion Barnes said he felt the plan was "very workable," but that many students who need transport would find it difficult to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-07-14/richmond-county-board-education
Richmond County Board of Education discuss custodial overhaul during committee meeting

...the Student Advisory Committee report, we asked maintenance to start addressing this concern," BOE Vice-Chair Marion Barnes said. "We want them to know that we respect what they say and want to address any issues they have."Senior Director...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-02-10/richmond-county-board-edu
Richmond County Board of Education chooses IE2 flexibility option

...unanimously approved the recommendation unanimously, and will give a final vote on the matter in 30 days.Board Vice Chair Marion Barnes said he wanted the public to use the month to offer their comments to the board."These 30 days are meant for the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-03-10/richmond-county-board-education
Prince bill would allow magnet school students to play sports at other schools

...to Columbia County."Support for the idea varies among Richmond County Board of Education members.Board member Marion Barnes said the arrangement would not work logistically since magnet schools have different dismissal times than traditional...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-01-02/prince-bill-would-allow-m
Richmond County school board votes to fill vacant positions to ease staff workload

...will want to bring recommendations of his or her own."Others felt action needed to be taken as soon as possible. Marion Barnes said not trying to fill the positions soon would "hold up progress." "They need help. We need to help them...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-05-20/richmond-county-school-bo
City Ink: Media not invited to city's secret meeting

...questions they'd come up with to ask finalists for the superintendent's job or ask them extemporaneously.Board member Marion Barnes and others thought everybody should read the questions so there would be no variations.Scott said nobody was going...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2014-04-05/city-ink-media-
Richmond County school board votes to open search for new schools chief

...board members spent more than two hours in a closed-door executive session. Board member Patsy Scott voted no, and Marion Barnes was absent. Scott and other board members declined to comment about their decisions.Roberson was hired in 2010 on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-03-24/richmond-county-school-bo