The Newton County School Board (BOE) has agreed to engage in financial negotiations with the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) that could eventually lead to the renovation and expansion of the Porter Hall Facility.
The awards keep coming for Middle Ridge Elementary School media specialist Tammy Privette. Last spring, she was named Newton County School System's 2015 Media Specialist of the Year. She recently learned that she has now been selected South Metro District Library Media Specialist of the Year by the Georgia Library Media Association! With this honor, Mrs. Privette is now entered into the competition for the Georgia Library Media Specialist of the Year Award, which recognizes a K-12 library media specialist whose services have resulted in exemplary library media programs.
Newton County Commissioner John Douglas has returned to work at Georgia Perimeter College after he was placed on paid administrative leave following Douglas' admission that he wrote a racially derogatory and sexist comment on Facebook.