Voters will be asked to extend the one-cent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax through 2027. The revenue will be shared with Atlanta City Schools based on enrollment, with Fulton County expected to receive $1.2 billion over the five-year cycle.
Candy Waylock is an award winning education reporter who has covered all things education for Appen Media over the past 20 years. She is an Alpharetta resident.
The Fulton County School System is earmarking a significant part of its $1.1 billion budget next year to boost employee pay and provide a hiring incentive and retention bonus for special education staff.
Despite months of disruption, Fulton County School System is optimistic about its 2022 financials. Teachers will get a pay bump, the millage rate won't rise and the "rainy day" fund will remain intact.
Declining enrollment and rising capacity in schools across the area has Fulton County Schools officials exploring innovations in how to deliver instruction.
The decision four years ago by the Fulton County School System to replace aging diesel-fueled buses with propane-powered vehicles proved its value during the recent gas shortage.
A cyberattack on Alpharetta-based Colonial Pipeline led to a fuel shortage across the state. Still, Forsyth County School's 25,000 daily riders will get from home to school and back.
With some adjustments for social distancing, the class of 2021 for Forsyth County Schools will have traditional graduation ceremonies this month as COVID-19 restrictions ease.
Innovation Academy in downtown Alpharetta will open in August with every available seat filled, and a host of others on a wait list in the event of a vacancy.
High schools in the North Fulton region claimed top spots nationally and statewide on the U.S. News and World Report’s list of “2021 Best High Schools.”