State BOE holding public hearings for each district

by Celia Shortt

Georgia’s State Board of Education members are holding public hearings for each district within the state in order to hear comments from interested citizens and educators regarding the performance and problems of public education.

Those who attend will also be able to comment on Common Core Georgia Performance Standards in Mathematics and English Language Arts as part of the State Board’s formal evaluation of these standards.

Coweta County is in District 3, and its public hearing will be on Monday, Aug. 25, at Northside High School on 2002 American Way in Columbus. It begins at 7 p.m. and will be led by board member Helen Rice.

Those who wish to provide a comment at the hearing should sign in when they arrive. For more information, contact Mrs. Debbie Caputo at 404-657-7410.

The Georgia Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services, or activities. Individuals who need assistance or auxiliary aids for participation in this public forum are invited to make their needs known to Mrs. Caputo no later than 72 hours before the scheduled event.



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