Students and parents from the Newton County Theme School at Ficquett (NCTS) are getting their bicycles ready for an after-school event that will promote a healthy school atmosphere, both for people and the environment.
Newton County Schools are not doing CRCT science testing today, because some students were late to school because of road conditions and power outages related to the high winds, said public relations director Sherri Davis-Viniard.
The Newton County Board of Education unanimously approved Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey's recommendation from the April 15 work session to renew its contract with Ombudsman Educational Services, Newton's alternative and special education and behavioral therapy program, during the April 22 meeting.
Newton County is home to the best scoring middle school in the state in 2013, according to the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) the Georgia Department of Education released earlier this week.
Officials with Ombudsman Education Services, the Newton County School System's alternative education provider for at-risk students, made their pitch to get their contract renewed for the next year, and potentially next three years.
Georgia Perimeter College is one of 27 University System of Georgia institutions that will see only a 2.5 percent increase in tuition for the 2014-2015 academic year, a smaller percentage than average increases throughout the state.