Enrollment continues to rise at Flint Hill Elementary School, which is already the biggest in Newton County, and school system officials are discussing how to handle the growth, including possibly adding another assistant principal.
An increase in student lunch prices may soon be on the way as the Newton County Board of Education reviewed Tuesday a proposed 10-cent increase to paid lunch prices, as opposed to free and reduced, for students for the 2013-14 fiscal school year, which begins July 1.
The Georgia High School Graduation Test is taking place next week for high school juniors, and Newton school officials are informing parents about the test, which will affect eligibility for graduation.
Time is dwindling for Newton County residents to decide whether to approve the continuation of the education SPLOST, which is a special one percent sales tax used annually to help boost the Newton County School System's budget to pay for special projects. A vote on the sales tax is set for Tuesday March 19 with early voting set to end on Friday.
An increase in student lunch prices may soon be on the way as the Newton County Board of Education reviewed a proposed 10-cent increase to lunch prices for all paid students for the 2013-14 fiscal school year, which begins July 1.
Newton County residents must soon decide whether to support or oppose renewing a special 1 percent sales tax, known as education SPLOST, which is used annually to help boost the Newton County School System's budget by paying for special projects.
Hail, tornadoes and lighting were all topics up for discussion for Fairview Elementary School first and fourth graders listening to a weather presentation given by 11Alive News meteorologist Allison Chinchar Friday afternoon.
Now that residents have to pay a one-time sales tax every time they register a vehicle in Georgia, buyers purchasing used cars may want to consider appealing what the state says their car is worth if that car has more wear and tear or damage than average.
Several community members attended a forum dedicated to the upcoming education SPLOST vote on March 19, and they voiced their opinions and concerns with the Newton County Board of Education and the Newton County School System Tuesday night.
Early voting has started in the proposed education SPLOST referendum. If approved, the SPLOST will be a continuation of a current 1-cent sales tax that will go toward capital projects and help boost the Newton County School System's budget.
"Ahh, my back," a Newton High School health care student shrieked as she was treated for her mock injury by staff at Newton Medical Center. Her pre-planned injury was the result of a phony tornado that was said to have touched down in Porterdale, injuring residents and destroying the blood lab at the hospital.