Although the Newton County Board of Education was able to make the necessary cuts to the 2011-2012 budget during last night's meeting, Superintendent Gary Mathews warned that more cuts could come - possibily as soon as April.
For the past four years the Eastside Drama Players have brought you to tears through laughter every spring with their annual farce. This year is no different with their production of Broadway's smash hit "Lend Me A Tenor," by Ken Ludwig.
The Newton County Board of Education voted 4-1 Tuesday evening to contract with Ombudsman to provide the county's alternative education. The decision will save the system approximately $1.9 million but will also eliminate Sharp Learning Center. Board member Shakila Henderson-Baker abstained.
The Newton County School System is pleased to announce the district's 2011 STAR Students-the students with the highest SAT scores in one sitting, and their STAR Teachers. The students and the teachers they selected as their STAR teachers were honored at the February 24 meeting of the Covington Kiwanis Club.
Local legislators will soon receive a letter from the Newton County Board of Education listing their top priorities for the county. Not only is the letter an annual event, so is the theme, which includes requests to pump more funds into the school system.
By unanimous vote, the Newton County Board of Education took a $1.5 million cut into the $9 million in budget reductions needed for next school year by agreeing Tuesday to implement a three-tier transportation system.
Money remains tight for education from the state, and there's little likelihood that Newton County schools will see any relief from budget cuts for next year, according to Superintendent Dr. Gary Mathews.