Richmond County Board of Education

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Parents told of truancy consequences

The Department of Juvenile Justice and the Richmond County school system are ready to tamp down student truancy rates, and they have the consequences to prove it.
By Sean Gruber | Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015

Cross-school council gives students voice

Made up of 15 individuals pulled from the student councils of elementary, middle and high schools, the Richmond County Student Advisory Council offers an "in the trenches" perspective of the ...
By Sean Gruber | Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015

MCG, middle school initiative strengthens family bonds

Twenty-six individuals are participating in Murphey Middle School's Strengthening Families Program, a 14 session "family skills" program designed to buttress ties between parents and their kids.
By Sean Gruber | Monday, Feb. 2, 2015

Charter school construction begins

Construction has begun on Richmond County's first start-up charter school, and officials say the building will be ready in August for the 2015-16 school year.
By Tracey McManus | Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015

Program provides weekend meals

Bayvale students receive take-home meals every Friday, a program born from a partnership between the Richmond County school system and Golden Harvest Food Bank.
By Sean Gruber | Friday, Jan. 30, 2015

Readers are role models for kids

Glenn Hills Elemtary School's Real Men Read initiative strives to offer students examples of successful men.
By Sean Gruber | Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

Health care cost worries lock out substitutes

A decision on limiting hours of part-time Richmond County school employees to offset anticipated health care costs has been rescinded, but the mistake caused confusion and cost some substitute ...
By Sean Gruber | Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015

Richmond County school board looks at job programs

Richmond County Board of Education members and school officials want to re-evaluate the school system's technical and career education programs in the face of shortages in the Georgia jobs market.
By Sean Gruber | Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

Students report on Richmond County school conditions

Student Advisory Comm­ittee members gave a mid-year report to the Richmond County Board of Education, on the "positive and negative traits" of schools.
By Sean Gruber | Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015

High school grads missing out on Pell Grant billions

High school graduates across the country missed out on an estimated $2.9 billion worth of Pell Grant funds last year simply by not filling out a free application.
By Sean Gruber | Monday, Jan. 19, 2015

Schools prepare for Georgia Milestones

Richmond County school officials are encouraging Augusta schools like Murphey to connect with their communities so they can adapt to the new Milestones tests.
By Sean Gruber | Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015

Community members discuss school flexibility

Jacquelyn Lewis listened to all three flexibility options before making her own selection for the future of Richmond County schools.
By Sean Gruber | Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015

Elementary pupil takes loaded gun to school

A 6-year-old pupil took a gun to his classes at Bayvale Elementary on Tuesday after "mistaking it for a plaything," school officials said.
By Sean Gruber | Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

School board, airport discuss partnership

The Richmond County Board of Education and Augusta Regional Airport are looking at ways to attract high school students to aviation-related careers.
By Sean Gruber | Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015

Schools showcase special programs at mall fair

The displays were part of Richmond County’s Magnet School and Special Programs Fair, an event aimed at informing the community of programs for students.
By Sean Gruber | Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015

Richmond Academy teacher wins teaching award

Creative projects and enagaging lessons were what qualified ARC teacher Jeremy Knox to recieve Governor Nathan Deal's Innovation in Teaching Award Tuesday, one of only five teachers in the state ...
By Sean Gruber | Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015

Richmond County school board elects new leadership

Helen Minchew and Marion Barnes were elected president and vice president of the Richmond County Board of Education on Saturday.
By Sean Gruber | Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015

Bill would allow magnet school students to play for other schools

In his first bill proposal as a state legislator, Rep. Brian Prince has prefiled legislation that would allow students who attend magnet schools to play sports at other schools.
By Tracey McManus | Friday, Jan. 2, 2015

New superintendent feels at 'home'

While it's too early to see how she's affected Augusta area schools, Richmond County School Superintendent Pringle has acted on many of the promises she made after taking her oath of office in ...
By Sean Gruber | Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014

No new TB cases at Westside

As tuberculosis testing appraches conclusion at Westside High School no other case of the disease has been found.
By Sean Gruber | Monday, Dec. 22, 2014
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