Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The proposed $836.5 million budget reflects a small decrease from last year, but still increases salaries.
Tuesday, April 23
At its April meeting, the Fulton County Board of Education took its first look at the school system’s general fund operating budget for the 2013-2014 school year. The $836.5 million budget proposed by Superintendent Robert Avossa reflects a .6% decrease from last year and no increase in millage property taxes, yet includes a 3 percent salary increase for employees and a 10 percent increase in academic and athletic supplements. Fulton County Schools adopted a new budgeting approach this year that closely aligns funding needs with the district’s priorities. The proposed FY2014 budget was developed using a process called “modified zero-based budgeting,” which requires that the budget be developed from the bottom up and based on demonstrated …
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Alpharetta High School has performed at the Georgia Music Educator's Association conference.
Once again, Fulton County has been recognized as one of the best places to live for music education, thanks to the Fulton County School System’s top quality music programs, according to a recent press release. As one of only two systems in the country to have been recognized, Fulton County Schools have been recognized each of the 14 years the annual, national survey has been given. The “Best Communities for Music Education” list represents an annual snapshot of music education at its best and is based on a nationwide survey conducted earlier this year by the NAMM Foundation, a not-for-profit, international association that represents the musical instruments and products industry. Fulton County Schools’ music programs, under the direction …
Friday, March 29, 2013
Alpharetta, Milton and Fulton Science High students will participate in the summer program for gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors.
Eighty-five Fulton County high school students, including 22 from schools in Alpharetta and Milton, have been selected as finalists for the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program, the Georgia Department of Education recently announced. The Governor’s Honors Program is a residential summer program for gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors that takes place on the campus of Valdosta State University. The 2013 program will be the 50th summer, making it the longest continually running program of its kind in the nation. The 85 Fulton students were chosen out of the nearly 3,000 students from across the state who interviewed and auditioned over three weekends in January and February. From those and from those nominees, 690 finalists were…
Monday, December 17, 2012
Fulton County Schools Superintendent Robert Avossa passed the praise to Ehab Jaleel at a monthly meeting of principals and central office staff.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Sitting among principals from the 100 Fulton County schools and central office staff at their monthly meeting on Dec. 13, Amana Academy Principal Ehab Jaleel listened to the district's Superintendent, Dr. Robert Avossa, transition his remarks from leadership advice to recognizing key individuals with "game balls". The game ball portion of the meeting is highly anticipated; and Mr. Jaleel was stunned to hear his name called out. As he does at every month's Principals Meeting, Dr. Avossa hands out a football or basketball to a few select individuals working in the system who are nominated by their peers and evaluated by the Executive Committee for service and leadership. Ehab Jaleel was the first charter school leader to receive the honor. …
Friday, June 29, 2012
Board adopts 18.502 rate for third consecutive year.
The Fulton County School Board approved FY13 millage rates on Thursday. For the third consecutive year, the total rate of 18.502 remains the same. “Today we are pleased to adopt a millage rate that doesn’t increase taxes for our citizens while still providing the superior education that our system is known for,” said board member Gail Dean. “Over the years, our board had difficult funding decisions to make, but it put the district in a much better position for where we are now.” Fulton County’s millage consists of two combined millage rates – a maintenance and operations (M&O) rate and a debt service rate. Today, the school board adopted an 18.502 M&O rate and a 0.0 mill debt service rate, keeping the total – 18.502 mills – at the same …
Monday, August 1, 2011
Retirements and transfers bring new principals to North Fulton schools.
Monday, August 1, 2011
Eight schools in Alpharetta and Milton have new principals at the start of the new school year on Aug. 15. Three elementary, four middle and one high school replaced their leaders. Retiring educators who served for more than 30 years–including Elizabeth Fogartie at Webb Bridge Middle School–left vacancies that had the Fulton School System shuffle principals around and use its leadership development program to fill gaps. A few principals were recruited or applied from other school systems, with one even coming from Tennessee to lead an Alpharetta school. Students and parents have had opportunities to meet many of these principals already, but most won't see them until the start of the school year. Not sure which school your child should …