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Douglas County Schools hiring School Nutrition employees

Douglas County Schools are hiring school nutrition workers for the upcoming school year, according to a Facebook post from the district Thursday. The district is seeking applicants for three different jobs — bookkeeper, school nutrition assistant manager and food service assistant substitute, according to the application website. The job offers the benefit of school day […]

Posted inCommunity, Henry County Schools, Teaching in Atlanta

Henry County elementary schools welcomes new principals

Henry County Schools will welcome two new principals to its elementary schools this upcoming school year, the board of education announced on Facebook. Dana Flowers will act as principal at Hickory Flat Elementary and Tamika Knighton will serve as principal at Walnut Creek Elementary, the board announced on Facebook. The two have extensive experience as […]

Posted inCommunity, Fayette County Schools, Policy

Fayette County elementary schools receive grant for fresh fruits and vegetables

North Fayette and Spring Hill Elementary in Fayette county will have fresh fruits and vegetables thanks to a federal grant by the United States Department of Agriculture. The schools were given a grant from the Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program, which is designed for schools with a high number of students on free or reduced-price […]

Posted inCommunity, COVID-19, Henry County Schools, Policy

Henry County Schools share COVID-19 prevention efforts for school year

As the first day of the 2021-22 school year quickly approaches Aug. 4, Henry County Schools are updating their COVID-19 mitigation efforts. The district shared a COVID-19 playbook with the community Monday, which outlines protocols the district will take this school year to prevent the spread of the virus. These measures include optional face masks, […]

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Griffin Spalding County Schools Board of Education public comment section clashes over critical race theory

Community members sparred over critical race theory being taught in Griffin-Spalding County Schools during public comment at a Board of Education meeting Tuesday. Despite Superintendent Keith Simmons’ previous declaration that critical race theory is not taught in the district, a clear division formed as members of the public expressed their opinions at the podium. The […]

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Griffin-Spalding Schools: masks optional, continuing pandemic measures 2021-22 school year

Griffin-Spalding County Schools will not require masks for the 2021-22 school year, the district announced Monday. The district will continue COVID-19 mitigation efforts including three-foot physical distancing and sanitization of large areas, according to the announcement. Many schools have been outfitted with filtration systems in HVAC units and touchless water fountains with water bottle filling […]

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Cass High School in Bartow County welcomes new assistant principal

Cass High School of Bartow County Schools will welcome a new assistant principal this fall, the district announced on Facebook Thursday. Jennifer Suárez will join Assistant Principals Nicky Moore and Bill Johnson, and Principal Stephan Revard, according to the school’s website. She is an accomplished educator with 14 years of language teaching and mentorship experience. […]

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Founder of Watch the Funds-Cobb and Bluknowledge Share How to Advocate in school districts: A Guide

Advocating for change in school districts can be a daunting task, especially when you don’t know where to start. Stacy Efrat, co-founder of Watching the Funds – Cobb, a grassroots watchdog group that monitors spending in the Cobb County School district, and Erika Tate, founder of Bluknowledge, a learning company that “advances equity through the […]

Posted inGriffin-Spaulding County Schools

Griffin-Spalding County Schools welcoming new administrators

Griffin-Spalding County Schools will welcome three new faces to the district this school year. The appointments were made during a Thursday called board of education meeting, in which Dexter Sands was named Spalding High School principal, Michael Mathis as Orrs Elementary principal and Cynthia Jewell as executive officer of elementary education. The appointments were made […]

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Fayette County Schools seeking students for superintendent leadership program

Fayette County Public Schools students can learn more about the district and develop leadership skills through a new training program announced Thursday. The program, the Superintendent’s Business and Community Leadership Training Program, will meet over the course of six months for five sessions covering a range of topics to better understand the school system, according […]

Posted inCOVID-19

GNR Health departments to offer free vaccine clinic to Rockdale County students

Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale Health departments are offering a free vaccination clinic with various vaccines for Rockdale County students. The clinic will offer the Tdap vaccine for incoming seventh grade students, the meningitis shot for rising 11th graders and the COVID-19 vaccine for all students aged 12 and up, according to a Facebook post from […]

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Bartow County Schools seeking special education teachers

Bartow County Schools is hiring special education teachers for the 2021-22 school year, according to a Tweet from the district Tuesday. Applicants must be certified or eligible for teacher certification by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission in special education, the district states in the Tweet. Special education teachers will plan and provide guidance in learning, […]