Thursday, April 11, 2013
Atlanta Public Schools has just released a list of projects that will affect schools in the 2013-2014 school year.
North Atlanta High School, Sutton Middle School, and Rivers Elementary School students will all be affected by ongoing renovations and construction in the upcoming 2013-2014 school year, according to the TalkUp APS blog. TalkUp APS, has created a full list of schools that will have renovation and construction work done during the next school year. The only school on the list that is actually finishing up their work and will be open to students again, will be the new North Atlanta campus. According to the list, North Atlanta High School students and staff will be, "permanently relocated to the new North Atlanta High School campus located at 4111 Northside Parkway in Fall of 2013." Students and Staff at Sutton Middle School, "will …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Final approval of the calendar for the next two school years is expected. School safety could also come up.
The Atlanta Board of Education will meet Monday and is expected to adopt a new calendar for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years. The Live Blog of a mid-January meeting included the Superintendent's Report on the calendar issue: Changes from past calendars include the consolidation of all schools to a single calendar as well as changes to the scheduling of some staff work days. For 2013-14 and 2014-15, the superintendent’s proposal provides flexibility to principals and supervisors in the scheduling of one (1) teacher work day and in the scheduling of 200-day and 220-day staff members (e.g. counselors, social workers, assistant principals) outside of the teacher work year. This will allow schools to tailor their staff schedules to best …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Students from all over the district attended the 2013 Technology Fair.
Results from the APS Technology Fair are listed below. This year students from all over the Atlanta Public School district came out to B.E.S.T. Academy to partake in the fair. Over 500 first place winners from 16 different recognized regional technology fairs across the state will compete at Macon State College on March 9, 2013 in over 13 different categories. According to the APS Blog, "All first place winners from APS will advance to the State Technology Fair competition. Atlanta Public Schools will be well represented." Local winners represented a plethora of schools. Please take a look at the complete list of APS Technology Fair winners.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
On Tuesday evening APS parents are invited to meet and discuss Atlanta's Public Schools with city representatives.
Do you want to be more involved with your children's education or with school safety decisions? If so, you should make it out to the 2nd Annual Parents for Atlanta's Public Schools Legislative Reception on Tuesday evening. This reception will be held at Atlanta Public Schools, Center for Learning and Leadership, 130 Trinity Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. All parents and community members in Atlanta who support public education in Atlanta's public schools are invited to attend the "2nd Annual Parents for Atlanta's Public Schools Legislative Reception" on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Specially invited guests include the state elected officials in the Atlanta-Fulton County Delegation, our city's elected officials and the…
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Consensus was key to superintendent's contract extension, say board members Cecily Harsch-Kinnane and Courtney English.
Monday's marathon Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education meeting and the back and forth discussions among its members on how to extend Superintendent Erroll B. Davis Jr.'s contract seemed reminiscent of the old days when fighting seemed the norm. But two board members, Cecily Harsch-Kinnane, whose district includes East Lake, East Atlanta, Kirkwood and Candler Park among other communities, and Courtney D. English, who is a citywide representative, say that's not the case. What may have seemed like nitpicking was the board trying to reach consensus, and creating the framework for picking the next superintendent. "You saw us go through a process of give and take, the give and take of democracy, if you will, and ultimately arrive at a …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Superintendent Erroll B. Davis Jr.'s contract extension comes with two key provisions.
After some lengthy debate, the Atlanta Public Schools' Board of Education voted Monday to extend Superintendent Erroll B. Davis Jr.'s contract for up to 18 months. Davis' current one-year contract expires June 30, 2013 and the new contract would start July 1, 2013. The vote — 7 to 2 Brenda J. Muhammad and Nancy M. Meister were the lone dissenters — comes with two key provisions: if the board finds a permanent superintendent and hires him or her, Davis' contract expires after 90 days. (Muhammad, whose district includes the Jackson High School cluster, later said she changed her mind and was in favor of the plan and wanted the final record to reflect that.) The second provision is a clause that allows the board to nix his contract, with 90 …
Monday, September 10, 2012
APS officials are asking stakeholders to participate in a survey to help shape future school calendars
Atlanta Public Schools officials are asking for public input to develop the school calendar for the 2013-2014 school year. Parents, employees and students are asked to fill out the online survey to weigh in on the options. More info on the options, courtesy of APS: The survey is available here and will be open through the end of October.
Friday, May 18, 2012
APS Chief Financial Officer Chuck Burbridge explained the reason for the budget crisis and answered questions at Thursday night's hearing.
There was a light turnout at the Atlanta Public Schools' public bugetary hearing held at Garden Hills Elementary in Buckhead on Thursday night. The few that did show up came ready with questions, however, which were fielded by APS Chief Financial Officer Chuck Burbridge. The hearing was held to give concerned citizens a chance to ask questions about the proposed 2012-13 budget of $564.8 million. The district is aiming to close a $47 million shortfall by nixing 475 jobs — including teachers — closing seven schools, reorganizing departments and dropping those administrators and classroom instructors involved in the cheating scandal under the watch of former schools superintendent Beverly Hall. The Board of Education, which gave preliminary …
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Replay Patch's live coverage of the meeting.
The Atlanta Public Schools board of education voted to keep Frank L. Stanton, D.H. Stanton and Towns elementary schools open during a long and often dramatic meeting Tuesday night. Following a public comment session of more than four hours, the board accepted all of APS Superintendent Dr. Erroll Davis recommendations except for those three school closures. The unanimoius vote came around 11:30 pm at Jackson High School, the location chosen for the meeting to allow for a larger capacity audience. Read more about Davis' redistricting plan. Readers, if you can't see the live blog because you're reading Patch on a smartphone or other mobile device, you can review the conversation at this RSS feed.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Patch provided live coverage of Thursday's Atlanta Public Schools Board Listening Session from Grady High.
Update: Friday, Feb. 10 Patch will be soon be providing a recap of Thursday's meeting. At the conclusion, APS Board Member Brenda Muhammad said, "We're trying our best to do what is in the best interest of every neighborhood. But as you know, someone is going to be disappointed about something. There's no one plan that's going to please everybody. "We ask that you please be supportive of us. Please be patient; allow us to get the final recommendations from the superintendant and then begin to look at those. And we'll take everything that you've said...and try to make sure those have been incorporated in some way or another if possible." Original story: Thursday, Feb. 9 We're live beginning at 7 p.m. for Thursday's Atlanta Public Schools …