February 25, 2011
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Members of the Butts County Board of Education were recognized on Aug. 1 for completing their required board member training.
According to initial reports released by the Georgia Department of Education (DOE), Jackson High School, Stark Elementary School and Jackson Elementary School did not make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for 2011.
As the Butts County school board begins the search for the system's next superintendent, board members are seeking community input on what qualifications that official should have.
The Butts County Board of Education has adopted a nearly $31 million preliminary budget plan for fiscal 2012 that restores the system's 180-day calendar and eliminates the furlough days employees were forced to take last year, the system's superintendent said.
All members of the Butts County Board of Education were present for the monthly meeting held at the Central Office, 181 North Mulberry Street, in Jackson on Monday, May 2.
The Butts County school board has approved a restructuring of the system that will leave only one of the five schools retaining its principal in the same capacity next school year. And that school will see changes at the assistant principal level.
The Butts County Board of Education held its first budget workshop for the fiscal year 2012 budget on Monday evening, April 18. The budget must be adopted by July 1. Board members Ernest Battle, Johnny Morris, Bobby Craven, and Millard Daniel were present, and Board member Clifford Marshall was absent from the session.
The Butts County school board is considering a call for a vote on extending the 1-cent sales tax for education in the county.
The Butts County Board of Education has pledged to support the Georgia School Boards Association and Georgia School Superintendents Association's statewide visioning project for public education.
Butts County Schools will hold kindergarten registration on Wednesday, March 30 from 9 a.m., to 3 p.m., and Thursday, March 31 from 12 to 6 p.m., school officials announced.
At the Butts County Board of Education meeting on Monday, March 7, the board discussed entering into a contract with Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA), pending review of the contract by school system attorneys.
Partners for Smart Growth hosted the "Economics of Education Summit -- One Year Later" on Thursday, March 3, at the Jackson United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
Math has been a focus at Henderson Middle School for the last three years, and the results of the efforts expended to help students gain and expand mathematical skills are being seen in various ways, including improved test scores.
A lawsuit has been filed in federal court, against the Butts County Board of Education, that contends a 56-year-old former custodian was the victim of age discrimination.