Friday, May 24 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:30:13 GMT
Information from GA Pundit- Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. Several Gold Star Families - who like the Bookers have lost a family member to conflictMore >>
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. In 2013, Georgia lost 26 armed services members who gave their lives for us and their names were read in the State Capitol as part of our observance of Memorial Day.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:01 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:01:21 GMT
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Legal woes are piling up for the leader of Georgia's Democratic Party. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/199UTSo) that a lawsuit filed in Gwinnett CountyMore >>
A lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County this week accuses Mike Berlon of failing to distribute nearly $1 million from a trust he created for a friend and his son.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:45:38 GMT
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer. Crisp County Investigators say 25-year-old James Aultman stole more than $10,000More >>
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:40:13 GMT
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend. It's free, but they will accept donations to fund the department's annual community picnic in June. Musical artists from around SouthMore >>
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:35:30 GMT
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday. Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and Baconton Mayor AnnetteMore >>
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday.More >>
January 13, 2006
Cairo, Georgia-- Northside, Eastside, and Southside: three Grady County elementary schools that are the focus of a proposed reorganization plan.
"By consolidating services and resources, eliminating duplication, we can best help the students," says Superintendent, Steve Wooten.
Wooten says the proposal is because parents were bypassing the Cairo schools for others farther away in the county. "Every school is a sound, academic school. It's just perceptions that parents have," he says.
Under the plan, Eastside would serve Grady County's Pre-K through second grade students. Southside would be for third through fifth grades, and Northside... "We'll be able to fill that facility up with special programs and central office staff," says Wooten.
The economic impact is also a large part of this study. At Northside Elementary School, for example, Wooten says it would take about two and a half million dollars over five to seven years to bring the school up to state standards. "It doesn't meet the state size as far as funding. Extra local tax dollars have to go into Northside to operate the school," says Wooten.
Pros and cons have been submitted by faculty and staff. The top two pros are: students will benefit from better racial balances and there will be more social opportunities among their age group.
The top two cons are: More bus routes will be needed and some parents will have to travel to more than one school daily.
"We're talking about a year or two to make this happen." If the board adopts the plan. And if it does, Wooten says no one will be laid off.
Wooten says under the plan, some jobs would be lost due to regular turnover and retirement. That would save the school system up to $250,000 annually.