Fayette County school board votes to close 4 schools

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. (AP) – The Fayette County Board of Education has voted to close four schools in the face of a $15 million budget shortfall. The vote came during a meeting Monday night in which officials said the district would only save about $4 million even with the school closures taken into account Slated for closure are Tyrone Elementary School, Brooks Elementary School, Fayette Middle School and Fayetteville Intermediate School. WAGA-TV reports two public hearings have already been held on the issue, and parents have voiced frustrations over how school transfers may impact their children.
Fayette Schools operates 32 schools and had an enrollment of 20,317 as of August 2012. --- Information from: WAGA-TV, http://www.myfoxatlanta.com © 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


More Local

Senoia wall could be up for years

Seven households in Senoia may be behind a wall for years to come. Monday night, representatives from Stalwart Films and Raleigh Studios re ... Read More


Work begins on Hood Road

Hood Road was being closed beginning Monday, July 21, for culvert replacement, according to Coweta County officials. Public notification sig ... Read More


Paper's Phone System Down

We are experiencing problems with our phone system at this time and are unable to make or receive calls. We hope to have this resolved by th ... Read More


Ga. national parks see 7 million visitors in 2013

ATLANTA (AP) — National Park Service officials say more than 7 million people visited Georgia parks in 2013 and had an economic benefi ... Read More


10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1.KERRY, BAN SHUTTLE TO MIDEAST AS P ... Read More

Newnan couple captures footage of McGraw incident

News media the world over is speculating about a recent incident involving musician Tim McGraw and a female fan at Aaron’s Amphitheatr ... Read More