The Newton County Board of Education (BOE) approved of a tentative budget for the 2015-2016 school year during its Tuesday night work session.
Newton County school officials discussed four possible budget scenarios for the next school year that could cease any furlough days, increase the amount of money paid to the Teacher Retirement System (TRS) and raise for all employees' salaries in the Newton County School System (NCSS).
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Eastside High's Academic Team will again compete in WSB Channel 2's HighQ tournament.
Alcovy and Newton High Schools have been named 2014 Advanced Placement Honor Schools.
Newton High School recently named its top 11 students for the Class of 2014. There was a tie for the number nine position, so there are 11 top students instead of 10 top graduates this year.
Newton County's three high schools will hold graduations on the dates originally scheduled - May 23 and May 24 - now that the State Board of Education has approved a resolution giving local school districts the flexibility to determine if students must make-up missed instructional days due to weather.
Newton County's three high schools will hold graduations on the dates originally scheduled-May 23 and May 24 - now that the State Board of Education has approved a resolution giving local school districts the flexibility to determine if students must make-up missed instructional days due to weather.
Students and parents may now be able to plan their trips and vacations for next school year, as an official calendar for the 2014-15 school year has been approved.
The Newton County Board of Education has approved a plan for students to make-up three of the seven missed instructional days due to inclement weather.
Recent snowstorms in the area have forced businesses, schools and other establishments to close their doors and people to nestle indoors for safety. And for one Newton County Schools bus driver, the recent storms were all about keeping children safe.
Newton County Theme School's new dance team has been making strides in its first season.
Liberty Middle School's has been named a National Beta School of Distinction.
Ralph Brown, an eighth grader at Newton County Theme School at Ficquett, picked up a trophy and the title as the 2014 Newton County Spelling Bee Champion after competing in the county-wide spelling completion held at Newton High School Friday.
The Academy of Liberal Arts at Newton High School (ALANHS) is now holding registration for the 2014-15 school year.
Three of Newton County's highest-achieving students were recognized at the Kiwanis Club of Covington's Thursday meeting for their high scores on the SAT, the national college entrance exam.
Pre-kindergarten registration will soon be open in Newton County, for parents and guardians eager to register their little ones for school.
Three teams from Piedmont Academy competed in the regional Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl at Warner Robbins High School Saturday.