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Fulton County Schools launch New Survey to Illicit Community Feedback on New Superintendent

Fulton County Schools launch New Survey to Illicit Community Feedback on New Superintendent

Atlanta, GA--  (submitted by Fulton Schools Communications)

The Fulton County Board of Education has launched its search for a new system leader following Superintendent Cindy Loe’s announcement to retire at the end of the school year. As preparation for the search, the community is invited to provide input on the knowledge, skills, abilities, and personal attributes of an ideal superintendent candidate.

The brief survey is posted on the school system’s web site, www.fultonschools.org, and will be live until the end of February. It also can be taken directly at www.surveymonkey.com/s/BZ27SRN.

A superintendent finalist is expected to be announced in the spring.

Deadline is Today (2/1) for a Full College Scholarship Opportunity with the USDA

Deadline is Today (2/1) for a Full College Scholarship Opportunity with the USDA

Atlanta, GA--   (submitted by Cascade UMC Bulletin)  The United States Department of Agriculture USDA 1890 National Scholars Program and the 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant, awards full scholarships to students attending one of eighteen (18) universities and pursuing a bachelor's degree in agriculture, food, natural resources, or related academic disciplines.   The individual must also be willing to work full-time with the USDA upon graduation.

Fulton County School Board to Hold meetings at the State Capitol February 1st

Fulton County School Board to Hold meetings at the State Capitol February 1st

Atlanta, GA--  On February 1st, the Fulton County Board of Education will meet at the State Capitol for a discussion of board ethics and conflicts of interests within some of their policies.  Other agenda items include an update on the systems 2010-11 goals and the status on the Charter School System exploration processs which has just started.

The Board will break its meeting for a lunch with State Legislators and to discuss their current superintendent search.

NOTE: All meetings of the school board are open to the public unless designated as executive session where, by law, the board must convene in private to discuss land, legal or personnel items. Any vote resulting from executive session discussion, however, will occur in an open public setting.

APS Changes President's Day from a Holiday to a Make-Up School Day

APS Changes President's Day from a Holiday to a Make-Up School Day

Atlanta, GA--  On Jan. 24, the Atlanta Board of Education approved a change to the 2010-11 APS school calendar, converting Monday, February 21, 2011 from a holiday (Presidents’ Day) to a regular school day to make-up for the weather-related closures of earlier this month.

The district operates on a 180-day calendar for schools.  The state allows four ‘emergency’ days before school districts are required to make up canceled school days.

APS strongly believes that scheduling an adequate number of school days is important for students to succeed in school.

Want GED Training, Job Training and more? Applications for the Youthbuild Program Now Available

Want GED Training, Job Training and more?  Applications for the Youthbuild Program Now Available

Atlanta, GA--  Do you know a young person between the ages of 16 and 24 that lives in the city of Atlanta or Fulton County and is in need of a GED? 

The Fulton Atlanta Community Action Authority, also known as FACAA, is pleased to announce openings for its next YouthBuild program.  Not only does this program provide GED training, but participants can also receive job training and leadership development at the same time. 

Call (404) 320-0166 for more information, or you may visit FACAA online at www.facaa.org

Applications will be accepted now until January 31st, and an open house will be held Thursday, January 27th from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at 341 Kelly Street, Atlanta, GA 30312.

Get Ready for the Honda Battle of the Bands Invitational Showcase

Get Ready for the Honda Battle of the Bands Invitational Showcase

Atlanta, GA--  This year the Battle of the Bands serves the community and the schools they come from.

The Home Depot is the presenting sponsor of the Honda Battle of the Bands Invitational Showcase, which will be taking place on January 29th in Atlanta. This is an unparalleled performance and celebration of the nation’s elite HBCU marching bands. More than 60,000 fans will flock through the gates of Atlanta’s Georgia Dome on January 29th, 2011 to witness the 9th annual Honda Battle of the Bands.

Fulton County Schools' Hardship Transfer Deadline is Fast Approaching

Fulton County Schools' Hardship Transfer Deadline is Fast Approaching

Atlanta, GA--  Applications are now available for parents who wish to apply for a 2011-12 hardship transfer or to renew a current hardship to another Fulton elementary, middle or high school.

Parents can use an online form, available through the “Parents” section of school system’s web site, to enter their information and then print it to obtain signatures and/or supporting documentation. Although using the online form will help expedite processing time, applications also can be picked up at all schools as well as the Fulton County Schools Administrative Center.

The deadline for submitting a transfer application is Feb. 15, 2011, by 4:30 p.m., with no exceptions or extensions granted. All requests must be received or postmarked by this date and time. Applications can be sent by mail, fax or hand-delivery to: