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Update: Calendar Changes for Oglethorpe County Schools

LEXINGTON, Ga. –Oglethorpe County Board of Education voted on and approved calendar option one for the 2017-2018 academic school year. Under this calendar, classes start August 4th and end May 22nd. Fall break is October 9th and 10th with a student-teacher holiday listed as February 19th. There is also a professional learning day on March…

Professor Aims To Bring Change to Board of Education

Starting in January of 2017, a University of Georgia professor will be making decisions on local schools. Dr. John Knox has been a professor at UGA for 16 years, but he decided to add more experience to that time in local schools. Knox defeated A. Kamau Hull for the District 8 seat on the Athens…

A Battle Between Church And State In Oconee County

Rick Pettigrew has been attending Oconee County Board of Education meetings since last fall with a controversial request to bring Bible classes to public schools. His proposal would allow students to be released early from class and receive credit for Bible classes. Many other schools around Georgia already do this. Andrew Cohen, a father of…

Jackson County Superintendent Against Opportunity School District

Jefferson, GA– The Jackson County Board of Education discussed Governor Deal’s Opportunity School District proposal at their meeting on September 12. If approved, the amendment will allow the state government to take control of under-performing public schools. Superintendent Dr. April Howard spoke out against the proposal and encouraged residents not to vote for the amendment.…

2016 Oglethorpe County Board of Education Meetings

By Abby Jessen The Oglethorpe County Board of Education approved the 2016 meeting schedule on Tues. Below are the approved dates. Regular Meeting: Jan. 5, 2016 Work Session: Jan. 19, 2016 Regular Meeting: Feb. 2, 2016 Work Session: Feb. 16, 2016 Regular Meeting: Mar. 1, 2016 Work Session: Mar. 22, 2016 Regular Meeting: Apr. 12,…

Barrow County Board of Education Seeks New Member

Winder, GA – The Barrow County Board of Education is holding a special session tonight at six in Winder. The board will hear from candidates who will replace member Mitch Churchill. Churchill’s resignation will be effective at the end of the month. The remaining board members will choose his successor. He or she will serve the remaining…