Parents with students in the Newton County School System - or just concerned citizens - are invited to attend a budget forum Thursday evening to hear the budget breakdown from Superintendent Dr. Gary Mathews and to ask questions about the possible cuts.
Amanda Taylor-Rodriguez, Dean of Student Affairs and the coordinator for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership program at DeKalb Technical College, has announced members of the screening and selection committees to interview student nominees for the college's annual GOAL title.
Micah Williams teaches children courage, discipline and respect as a karate sensei. Many of the teenagers who need those lessons the most, are the ones who will never enter Williams' studio, which is why he's considering becoming a mentor to a student in the Newton County School System.
The Newton County School System will hold a financial aid meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Newton High School. Parents and seniors from all three high schools are invited to attend. School officials will be on hand to discuss financial aid and help families determine how to pay for college. Additionally, all local scholarship information has been posted at the Newton County School System website, www.newtoncountyschools.org, under both the "student" and "parent" tab. Many of these scholarships have a Feb. 1 deadline.
In an effort to cut at least $9 million, officials with the Newton County School System have proposed several cuts to the 2011-2012 budget. Below is a look at two proposals, possible change to the length of the school day and changes to high school scheduling, that could potentially save a lot of cash, but have the most impact on parents and teachers.
The Newton County Board of Education has several proposals on the table as it seeks to cut some $9 million in its budget for the 2011-2012 school year. Two cuts that could save the largest amount of money are shutting Sharp Learning Center in favor of a different alternative education and moving to a three-tier transportation program.