Richmond County Board of Education

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Board hears potential of incentive-based disciplinary system

The Richmond County Board of Education discussed using a state-lead initiative to help increase safety on school campuses and reduce discipline problems.
By Sean Gruber | Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014

Official lauds school meals program

In Richmond County, the Community Eligibility Provision program has eliminated a burdensome application process families had to use to qualify for free or reduced meals.
By Tracey McManus | Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014

New deputy superintendent starts work

Kennth Bradshaw's varied skillset convinced the Richmond County Board of Education to hire him as deputy superintendent position in November.
By Sean Gruber | Monday, Dec. 8, 2014

Area schools show dramatic improvements in writing test scores

The Georgia Department of Education released school system level scores for the Georgia High School Writing Test Wednesday, which show increases in student performance on the test, with some ...
By Sean Gruber | Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014

How your school boards work for you

Both Augusta and Columbia County have their education policies governed by local boards of education.
By Sean Gruber | Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014

Georgia writing test scores see gains

The Georgia Department of Education released statewide results for the High School Writing Test on Tuesday, with data showing more special education and English learners meeting or exceeding ...
By Sean Gruber | Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Board of Education hears school system flexibility options

All Georgia school systems must send a letter to the Georgia Department of Education on June 30, 2015 choosing one of three options offering varying levels of autonomy.
By Sean Gruber | Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

High School students test trade skills

The Augusta Exchange Club Fairgrounds smelled like sawdust and sounded like a construction site Thursday as high school students participated in the first East Georgia Workforce Development ...
By Sean Gruber | Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

School board discusses health screening for athletes

During the Board of Education’s committee meeting on Tuesday, representatives from University Hospital discussed establishing a program to offer free health screenings to Richmond County student ...
By Sean Gruber | Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

Board OKs Glenn Hills, Goshen school construction

The Board of Education tentatively approved construction projects at Glenn Hills High and Goshen Elementary schools, adding several million dollars' worth of renovations and new features to the ...
By Sean Gruber | Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

Students embrace technical classes, skills

More than 1,000 students at the Academy of Richmond County are involved in technical education courses, and many said they feel more engaged and prepared because of the classes they take.
By Sean Gruber | Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

School officials meet with lawmakers

Richmond County school board members voiced concerns about budget cuts and charter school changes to state legislators Thursday, hoping the session could help them influence those developing next ...
By Sean Gruber | Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

Junior ROTC serve on Veterans Day

The students making up the Cross Creek and Butler High School ROTC programs spent their Veterans Day exactly how they wanted: serving those who have served them.
By Sean Gruber | Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

Richmond County Teacher of the Year inspires others

Richmond County Teacher of the Year JaVonne Jones earned the title through her work ethic and passionate love of her job, according to those who know her.
By Sean Gruber | Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014

Student faces suspension over BB gun

A Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School student is facing suspension after bringing a BB gun to campus Friday.
Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014

Students learn to live without technology

The Academy of Richmond County held a "Blackout Day" event Friday, cutting off the classroom lights and asking students to put away their digital devices and experience life without the technology ...
By Sean Gruber | Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

Hannah wins school seat by big margin

Richmond County School Board candidate Charlie Hannah handily defeated rival Franklyn Beckles and gained the District 2 seat Tuesday night, winning the election by more than 2,000 votes.
By Sean Gruber | Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014

Cain sweeps to school board re-election

Richmond County Board of Education District 9 incumbent Venus Cain won a third term in office Tuesday, sweeping 72 percent of the votes over her challenger James Swanagan, a former school bus driver.
By Tracey McManus | Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014

Deer Chase teacher named Richmond County's best

Deer Chase Elementary music teacher JaVonne Jones was named Richmond County's 2014 teacher of the year Monday night.
By Sean Gruber | Monday, Nov. 3, 2014

Deputy superintendent retiring

Deputy Superintendent Tim Spivey took an unconventional route to becoming one of the most influential officials in the Richmond County school system.
By Sean Gruber | Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014
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