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Redistricting 101: Fulton County Schools Parents Invited to Attend Info Sessions
Public Notice, Schools

Redistricting 101: Fulton County Schools Parents Invited to Attend Info Sessions

Fulton County Schools (FCS) is planning a districtwide school redistricting effort. In South Fulton alone, there are capacity imbalances at more than 20 elementary schools, seven middle schools and five high schools. Parents are encouraged to attend virtual meetings to learn more. The meetings, titled Redistricting 101, are set for August 30 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., and August 31 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. During the meetings, FCS staff will explain the redistricting process, including population trends throughout Fulton County, data, and the School Board's criteria used to create new attendance zone boundaries. These meetings are for information only. No maps will be presented. More details, as well as the Microsoft Teams links to join each meeting, are posted on www.fult...
Fulton County School Board Community Meetings Resume This Week
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Fulton County School Board Community Meetings Resume This Week

Members of the Fulton County Board of Education sponsor a monthly meeting open to all members of the community.  The sessions provide an opportunity for direct contact with community members and give board members a chance to listen to local issues and concerns. Area principals and Fulton County Schools representatives are often also in attendance to share important news and updates. The first round of meetings of the new school year kickoff this week. Board members have set the following virtual and in-person meeting dates for August 2022: Katha Stuart, District 1August 17 | 9:30 a.m.Roswell North Elementary School | Roswell, GA  Katie Reeves, District 2 August 16 | 10:00 a.m.4165 Big Creek Overlook | Alpharetta, GA Gail Dean, District 3August 17 | 6:30 p.m.Virtual on Micr...
Public Notice: School Board to Meet Aug. 11 at North Learning Center
Public Notice, Schools

Public Notice: School Board to Meet Aug. 11 at North Learning Center

The Fulton County Board of Education will meet Thursday, Aug. 11 at Fulton County Schools' North Learning Center, at 450 Northridge Parkway in Sandy Springs. The School Board will first meet for the second millage hearing at 11 a.m. immediately followed by executive session at approximately 11:30 a.m. Pre-work session will begin at approximately 1 p.m. with work session presentations immediately following at approximately 2:30 p.m. Should the work sessions conclude early, the board may move immediately to begin discussion of the topics slated for the Thursday, August 18 board agenda. The third millage hearing will begin at 6 p.m., and will be followed by the monthly recognition of outstanding student and staff accomplishments and public comment session. The School Board is expected to ...
Back-to-School Events Offer Free Backpacks, Haircuts and More
Community, Events, Schools

Back-to-School Events Offer Free Backpacks, Haircuts and More

Looking for free backpacks, haircuts and more to get ready for the upcoming school year? There are a number of back-to-school events planned to help parents and students prepare to head back to the classroom, and celebrate the end of the summer with a little bit of fun. Backpacks Galore and Other Giveaways Fulton County Commissioner Marvin Arrington will host his 8th Annual It Takes a Village Back-to-School Giveaway July 29 at Wolf Creek Library, 3100 Enon Road, from 5-6 p.m. Register via Eventbrite. The 3rd Annual Healthy Family Fun and Sports Day returns to Sandtown Park, 5320 Campbellton Rd. on July 30 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. The event, in partnership with Councilmembers Catherine Foster Rowell and Carmalitha Gumbs, features food, entertainment and vendors offering a vari...
FCS Pension Board to Meet May 11
Public Notice, Schools

FCS Pension Board to Meet May 11

The Pension Board of the Fulton County Schools Employees’ Pension Fund will meet on May 11. The board meets quarterly to discuss issues and act on items requiring approval.   The meeting will be held at 2 p.m. at the Fulton County School District’s South Learning Center, located at 4025 Flat Shoals Road in Union City, Ga.  The agenda is posted online. Meetings can be watched live on FCSTV Comcast Channel 24 or from a computer by visiting www.fultonschools.org/fcstv. A video recording will be archived on the board's website within 48 business hours.  All meetings of the Pension Board are open to the public unless designated as executive session, where the board must convene in private to discuss matters pertaining to investments or personnel items.
75 Fulton County Schools Accepting Transfers, Application Deadline May 16
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75 Fulton County Schools Accepting Transfers, Application Deadline May 16

The Fulton County School System has identified 75 schools accepting transfer students next school year through Georgia’s Quality Basic Education Act (HB251). Approved in 2009, the Intra-District School Choice section of the law allows parents of students enrolled in a public K-12 school to enroll in another school within the district if space allows. The application deadline is Monday, May 16, at 4:30 p.m., and parents will be notified of their child’s transfer status on June 30. A transfer application will be available online on May 1, 2022 for the following schools: ELEMENTARY SCHOOLSAbbotts Hill Elementary SchoolAlpharetta Elementary SchoolAsa Hilliard Elementary SchoolBarnwell Elementary SchoolBethune Elementary SchoolBirmingham Falls Elementary SchoolCampbell Elementary Scho...
Fulton County BOE to Hold First Budget Hearing on May 3
Government, Schools

Fulton County BOE to Hold First Budget Hearing on May 3

The Fulton County Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, May 3 at the Fulton County School District’s North Learning Center, at 450 Northridge Parkway in Sandy Springs. A series of sessions is planned for the day, including the first budget hearing. The day's agenda items include the Superintendent's report, a report on K-8 STEAM, a facilities master plan update, public comment, and monthly recognition of student and staff accomplishments. All topics up for approval are posted for the public on BoardDocs. The school board will first meet for executive session at 11 a.m. A pre-work session will begin at approximately 12:30 p.m. with work session presentations immediately following at approximately 2:30 p.m. The first budget hearing will take place at 6 p.m. All meetings of the S...
Ways to Give Back in South Fulton on MLK Day Weekend
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Ways to Give Back in South Fulton on MLK Day Weekend

There will be multiple ways to give back to the community over the long weekend in observance of MLK Day, also recognized as a national day of service. District 1 Councilwoman Catherine Rowell will join Southeastern Trust for Parks and Land for an event to beautify the Campbellton Creek Nature Preserve. The event will be held on Jan. 15 at 10 a.m. Participants should meet event organizers between Plummer Road and Riverside Drive in South Fulton. Parking is available in the Publix shopping center, to the left of Arden’s Garden. Registration is required. Councilwoman Rowell has also partnered with the Cascade Business and Merchants Association to host a community clean-up event on Jan. 17 at 10 a.m. Volunteers should meet at the Cascade Driving Range at 3250 Cascade Road SW, Atlanta...
School Board to Meet January 11 at North Learning Center
Schools

School Board to Meet January 11 at North Learning Center

School board members are scheduled to meet later today at the Fulton County School District’s North Learning Center, at 450 Northridge Parkway in Sandy Springs. The board will first meet at 12:30 p.m. for executive session immediately followed by a pre-work session at approximately 2:00 p.m. Work session presentations will begin at approximately 3:00 p.m. Should the work sessions conclude early, the board may move to immediately begin discussion of the topics slated for the Thursday, January 20, board agenda. At 6 p.m., the board will conduct its monthly recognition of outstanding student and staff accomplishments followed by the public comment session.All topics up for approval are posted on BoardDocs. Among the agenda items include a Superintendent's report, COVID-19 management report a...
Fulton County Students Return to Face-to-Face Instruction
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Fulton County Students Return to Face-to-Face Instruction

Fulton County Schools students are returning to face-to-face instruction today. The school district maintains that in-person learning is the best educational model for students. The district is no longer using the closing matrix or mitigation matrix. Employees and students are expected to follow the guidance outlined by the CDC and the Georgia Department of Health. Masks are required, for now. Masks are required indoors for all FCS schools and facilities through January 21. After that, masks will be optional and only mandated based on public health directives for those in quarantine. Anyone who tests positive should isolate for five days.In accordance with CDC guidelines, anyone who tests positive for the virus is required to isolate at home for five days. After the five-day is...

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