Columbia County school system picks state model with flexibility, mandates

...consecutive years.The law also requires the local school board to hold a public meeting to explain the Stra tegic Waivers...meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the school board offices at 4781 Hereford Farm Road in Evans.

Rants & Raves

...HOW DARE HELEN Minchew use the paper to single out her school board members! Frank Dolan and Alex Howard are two of the...improve Augusta education. If you can't attend school board functions, resign and allow others to take over. You...

State superintendent misses Augusta school tour

...helicopter flight.The school system went on with both tours despite Woods' absence. At Butler, a small group of county school board members, school officials and state Rep. Earnest Smith visited classrooms and talked to teachers. They also viewed...

Medical College of Georgia Foundation's medical district gateway project bogs down

...been resolved, as have ownership issues.The city-school board joint purchase was billed as a money-saver, according...figured out how to close that gap," he said.Plus, the school board occupied the more desirable area of the jointly purchased...

Pupil injured in shooting at W.S. Hornsby Elementary School

...for classes Wednesday, and that many students had told her they were not afraid to return.Several Richmond County school board members said they were "shocked" by the shooting. Board president Helen Minchew said parents should make sure any...

Adding value

...appointed board has unique talents and perspectives, and the expertise that Frank Dolan brings to the Richmond County school board is among the most valued.That is, when he shows up to meetings.The Augusta businessman has been criticized, and...

Richmond County school board member says absences caused by 'frustration' not negligence

...tired of fellow Richmond County school board members, particularly the president...State organizations representing school boards said continuous absences violate...legislative services at the Georgia School Board Association, said that while there...

Richmond County Board of Education hears report on transportation, school safety

...school safety measures at Tuesday's Richmond County school board meeting, providing information on what worked and what...during our first week of school," Bradshaw said. The school board accepted the back-to-school report as information...

NAACP booed at Ga. school board meeting

...SPRINGFIELD, Ga. -- More than 500 people packed the school board auditorium in Springfield on Tuesday night, booing...need to stay away from places like this," she said.School board Chairman Lamar Allen said the board would take the comments...

SC teachers in grade-change probe

...student-athlete's grades. WCIV-TV reports that Acting Berkeley County Superintendent Michael Turner on Wednesday informed school board members in a letter that Goose Creek High School Principal Jimmy Huskey and Athletic Director Cynthia McBride had a...