Richmond County Board of Education

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Wheeless Road Elementary staff hit road to inform community

The bus ride and flyer distribution by Wheeless Road Elementary School staff was meant to "build connections" between the school and the communities in the surrounding area.
By Sean Gruber | Friday, July 31, 2015

Alternative school to launch mentoring program

Kim Evans, of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the CSRA, said the program will help students learn about making good choices, choosing the right friends, coping with emotions and other issues that ...
By Tracey McManus | Friday, July 31, 2015

Schools use past experience to ready for next wave of testing

The Georgia Milestones replaced the End of Course and Criterion-Referenced Competency standardized tests the previous school year, taking the form of an "end-of-grade" test for grades 3-8 and an ...
By Sean Gruber | Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Schools look to curb crime rise

While area schools are prepping for the upcoming year, administrators say they're keeping an eye on an area that could impact student achievement - crime.
By Travis Highfield | Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Computer equipment stolen from elementary school

A burglar stole a Dell computer and monitor from Rol­lins Elementary School after smashing their way into a classroom, a police report states.
By Sean Gruber | Saturday, July 25, 2015

Pringle looks to build resources, trust during school year

As she looks toward her first full year at the helm of district, Superintendent Angela Pringle said she is focused on putting her own stamp on Richmond County's schools.
By Sean Gruber | Saturday, July 25, 2015

Butler High School shows off renovations

As Butler High School Assistant Prin­cipal Kimberly Mathews inspected her school's new look Thursday alongside alumni and the Richmond County Board of Education, she said her only thought was ...
By Sean Gruber | Thursday, July 23, 2015

Kroger to give away more than $20,000 in classroom supplies

Kroger's Atlanta Division will show its support for Augusta-area educators on Friday by giving away classroom supplies valued at more than $20,000 at Westside Comprehensive High School on Patriots ...
By Wesley Brown | Thursday, July 23, 2015

School board questions application of stormwater fee to schools

The Richmond County Board of Education voted to approve a motion asking the Augusta Commission for more information on the newly passed stormwater fee, with some board members arguing that state ...
By Sean Gruber | Tuesday, July 21, 2015

School officials excited by Fort Gordon's growth

School officials in Richmond and Columbia counties said they view the influx of new arrivals as an "exciting" opportunity to grow their systems and reap economic benefits.
By Sean Gruber | Monday, July 20, 2015

Richmond County school officers train to take wider role

Though school is still out until next month, it’s been anything but a slow summer for Richmond County school safety officers.
By Travis Highfield | Saturday, July 18, 2015

More than 100 at teacher recruitment fair

Principals from 35 elementary, middle and high schools in Richmond County interviewed potential teachers during Thursday's recruitment drive.
By Sean Gruber | Thursday, July 16, 2015

School board considers adjusting pay, hours of substitutes

As the cost of school employee benefits continues to climb Richmond County school system officials are considering limiting the hours and "adjusting" the pay of substitute teachers in order to ...
By Sean Gruber | Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Board OKs alternative school transportation

The pilot program establishes transportation "hubs" that will act as drop-off and pick-up zones for alternative school students who lack reliable transport.
By Sean Gruber | Tuesday, July 14, 2015

16 area schools on state lowest performance list

Fifteen schools in Richmond County and one in Columbia County are among the lowest-performing schools in the state, according to the Georgia Department of Education's lists of "priority" and ...
By Sean Gruber | Thursday, July 9, 2015

Richmond County school nutrition director retires

After 42 years with the school system, Josephine Mack, who retired Tuesday as the district nutrition director, said she couldn't have envisioned a more rewarding career.
By Tracey McManus | Friday, July 3, 2015

Students who took defective SAT can retest

Some students in Richmond and Columbia counties took a defective SAT test June 6, but will have a second chance to take the test in October if they want.
By Sean Gruber | Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Students see improved academic performance at summer school

Around 270 elementary school students are participating in the Title One School Summer School program at Haines Elementary this year, with over half showing improvements since enrolling on June 5.
By Sean Gruber | Friday, June 26, 2015

Board approves 'pay card' option for employees

The Richmond County Board of Education voted to approve a "pilot pay card program" designed to phase out the practice of delivering paper checks to employees.
By Sean Gruber | Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Summer program provides meals to Richmond County students

The summer feeding program helps Richmond County residents younger than 18 continue to receive free meals after schools close for summer break.
By Sean Gruber | Thursday, June 18, 2015
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