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 to a press release.

The first session will take place Aug. 26 and will cover a district overview of programs, schools, attendance lines and an organization chart, according to the release. The Sept. 23 session will review curriculum, the activities of school board members, special programs and gifted students. Oct. 28 will look at the budget and ESPLOST, an Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax for education, which requires a 1-cent sales tax on all retail purchases in the school district county, according to the release. Jan. 13 will analyze student achievement and demographics. 

Each session will meet in the Fayette County Board of Education boardroom from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., according to the release. Applicants can apply here until Aug. 6.

For more information email sikes.kaye@fcboe.org, call 70-460-3990×1024 or visit the FCBOE website.

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