Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 04/17/2013 - 3:24pm
The board is set to approve spending more than $4 million in special-purpose, local-option sales tax, or SPLOST, funds on the technology infrastructure upgrades and equipment replacements. SPLOST funds, collected from a 1-percent sales tax in the county, are restricted to approved capital improvement projects.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 04/17/2013 - 3:21pm
Although the referendum on the fiscal year 2014 school budget is less than a month away, the superintendent of schools said there could still be some reductions if the teachers union cooperates.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 04/17/2013 - 3:19pm
Those guidelines, which are still a work in progress, would in some cases replace expulsions and arrests with two intertwined behavior intervention programs, one of which involves a last-chance sit-down with a local juvenile court judge.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 04/17/2013 - 3:16pm
A state study of six school districts where officials say their classrooms are overcrowded supports what Natrona County School District officials have concluded: The district is experiencing an enrollment influx and needs more elementary school classrooms.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 04/17/2013 - 3:14pm
A slate of school advisory board candidates once known for opposition to charter schools leads in the election tallies, with most voting districts reporting early Wednesday morning.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 04/17/2013 - 2:56pm
Two new bills introduced in the Michigan House of Representatives would lessen restrictions on how school districts are allowed to spend sinking fund money.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 04/17/2013 - 2:42pm
Bombs interrupted elementary school principal Pam Mathers' quest to run the Boston Marathon a half-mile from the end, but her proud students helped her cross a finish line Wednesday in Troy.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 04/16/2013 - 2:45pm
Portland Public Schools Superintendent Carole Smith on Monday proposed adding 66 staff positions -- a big share of them art teachers -- in a "relatively stable" 2013-14 budget propped up by increased state funding and a city-wide arts income tax.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 04/16/2013 - 2:40pm
Monday’s pomp and circumstance marked the second year of the school district’s unique foray into performance pay, a controversial issue pushed both by the Obama administration’s Race to the Top program and the Florida Legislature.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 04/16/2013 - 2:36pm
New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott Monday announced a new citywide public awareness poster campaign to help continue to familiarize public school parents with the transition to the Common Core Learning Standards and the new state exams that begin this week.