Columbia County Board of Education

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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

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

Columbia County denies arts-based charter school petition

Columbia County school board members voted unanimously Tuesday to deny a charter school petition to the group behind the proposed Columbia County School for the Arts.
By Steve Crawford | Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Columbia County school officials plan rollback of property taxes

Columbia County school officials plan to roll back property taxes next month, but the impact on individual tax bills is expected to be small.
By Steve Crawford | Thursday, June 18, 2015

Columbia County school board passes budget

The Columbia County school board unanimously approved a $199.8 million budget which includes raises for all school employees and additional teaching positions.
By Steve Crawford | Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Girl's rare syndrome a challenge for Evans family

Despite all of the life changes she's made up to this point, Rhoda Ross-Williams considers none of them as sacrifices. They have all been strategic steps she has taken to manage her daughter ...
By Tracey McManus | Saturday, May 23, 2015

Harlem High graduates 122

Columbia County's first 2015 high school graduates walked the stage in Harlem on Friday.
By Valerie Rowell | Friday, May 22, 2015

Teachers get their first look at new Martinez Elementary School

About 50 teachers and staff members were invited to tour the newly constructed Martinez Elementary School by Principal Wade White on Wednesday.
By Steve Crawford | Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Richmond, Columbia County schools eligible for 'Connections for Classrooms' funds

Schools in Richmond and Columbia counties could gain access to lucrative federal technology grants through the second round of Georgia's Connections for Classrooms program.
By Sean Gruber | Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Milestones tests see smooth launch locally

As some schools in Geor­gia reported glitches during the Georgia Milestones launch, Co­lum­bia and Richmond counties said they avoided the worst of the technical issues.
By Sean Gruber | Monday, April 27, 2015

Schools prepare for new cybersecurity curriculum

As five schools in Rich­mond and Columbia counties begin implementing a new "cybersecurity" career pathway this summer, teachers and students are busy preparing for the new curriculum.
By Sean Gruber | Friday, April 17, 2015

Charter school group announces deal for school site

The group proposing to create Columbia County's first charter school announced it had a contract to purchase land for a future school site near Blanchard Woods Park in Evans.
By Steve Crawford | Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Schools urged to get back to basics in technical education

As school systems across Georgia start to overhaul their career, technical and agricultural education programs to fit the needs of local employers, they're being encouraged by tradesmen and ...
By Sean Gruber | Friday, March 27, 2015

Columbia County board OKs hiring

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

School boards oppose Deal legislation

Board of Education members from Richmond and Columbia counties said they strongly opposed Governor Nathan Deal's proposed school opportunity district legislation.
By Sean Gruber | Monday, March 23, 2015

Tobacco bans a 'normal part of life' for schools

As public school districts across Georgia continue to ban tobacco products, Richmond and Columbia County officials say their long-running bans have become “a normal part” of school life.
By Sean Gruber | Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Harlem High drama coach resigns over texts to student

Harlem High School's drama teacher resigned Thursday morning amid allegations of "inappropriate texts" with an 18-year-old female student, authorities said. Columbia County sheriff's Capt.
By Steve Crawford | Thursday, March 5, 2015

Harlem athletic director resigns after burglary arrest

Harlem High School's athletic director resigned Monday after a weekend burglary arrest.
By Valerie Rowell | Monday, March 2, 2015

Columbia County opens transfer opportunities

Columbia County parents interested in requesting a permissive transfer next year for their children have until March 6 to apply for one of 329 spots at five public schools.
By Wesley Brown | Friday, Feb. 20, 2015

They call him 'Mr. Greenbrier'

Since Greenbrier High School opened in 1996, Chris Powell has been one of Greenbrier's few mainstays. 
By Doug Stutsman | Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015
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