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Columbia County school board passes budget for 2015-2016 school year

...and extra supports in the classroom with employees and instruction materials (and technology)," Caraway said.Schools Trustee Roxanne Whitaker said this year's budget process has been a welcome change from what the board had experienced in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-06-09/columbia-county-school-bo
Taylor declares run for District 122 seat while Duncan mulls decision

...days. Harbin's departure leaves the first open legislative seat in the county in about 20 years.Columbia County schools Trustee Mike Sleeper said Wednesday that he had considered running for the seat as well, but had ultimately decided against...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-07-01/taylor-declares-run-dist
Columbia County School Board trustees approve massive rezoning plan, grant waivers

...how important rezoning is. I know how it affects the families."These students do not want to move to Harlem schools."Trustee Roxanne Whitaker, who cast the lone vote against the plan, said she doesn't agree with sending students who...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-01-27/columbia-county-school-bo
Columbia County's school rezoning plan still has hurdles to clear

...and juniors will have to apply for a waiver from the school board in order to stay at Greenbrier, Jackson said.School Trustee Mike Sleeper said he has heard from a number of families in the affected areas off North Belair Road, who are upset...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-01-10/columbia-countys-school-r
Shortchanging schools?

...appreciate as much of their school taxes as possible going to actual school operations. Remember that last year, school trustees approved a tax increase that added about $40 in taxes to every $100,000 in assessed property value.Could that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-09-28/shortchanging-schools
Greenbrier High School parents aim to halt Columbia County rezoning plan

...plan to rezone up to 200 students to Lakeside High School next fall.About 75 parents and students met Sunday with school trustees Mike Sleeper and David Dekle at a home on Mullikin Road to plead their case.Under a plan proposed by school officials...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-01-11/greenbrier-high-school-pa
Some Greenbrier gluers pay restitution

...into the door locks at Greenbrier High School have paid restitution, a Columbia County school board member said.School trustee Mike Sleeper said in a text message last week that three of the girls paid their share of the more than $5,000 it...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2012-06-18/some-greenbrier-gluers
Principal chosen by Columbia County school board

...therapist at a nursing home, defeated lawyer Carl Schluter in November to take over the District 2 seat held by longtime school trustee Mickie Blackburn. Sleeper ran unopposed for re-election.Baker thanked those who supported her during the campaign...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2011-01-11/principal-chosen-columbia
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Three Alabama football stars won't be back

...PENN STATE: Joe Paterno's son, Scott, said it's becoming apparent that his father's ouster as head coach by school trustees "was not handled well."Scott Paterno's comments were in response to a trustees' statement that Paterno was immediately...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2012-01-12/three-alabama-football-st
Cuts could boost taxes in Columbia County

...he said, and local schools are weighing their options. "I don't think anything is off the table yet," said school trustee Mike Sleeper. "We're not going to rule anything out as a possibility right now, but I'm hoping we won't raise...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/07/23/met_541818.shtml
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