Archive for May 8, 2012
Campus Wide High School Meetings Hosted by Karen Waldon, Deputy Superintendent, Curriculum & Instruction
Karen Waldon will host four campus wide meetings at the following high school campuses to discuss the recommended transition from Small Schools to Small Learning Communities:
Booker T. Washington
George Washington Carver
View the flyer below for dates and times. Download the flyer here: FLYER Campus meetings
Atlanta Board of Education member Courtney English will host a focus group for teachers and administrators to share concerns and ideas for the continued advancement of Atlanta Public Schools.
This event will take place Thursday, May 10, 2012 at Hope -Hill Elementary School from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The district’s proposed 2012-13 budget is $564.8 million, compared to the current year’s adjusted $605.2 million budget. The administration is currently enacting measures to close a projected $47 million gap by reducing up to 475 employee positions and other actions. The position reductions are expected to be realized through redistricting school closures, division and department reorganizations, employee separations associated with the 2009 Criterion-Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) state investigation results and normal attrition.
Among other cost saving measures, the district is proposing outsourcing more custodial work; enacting a 10 percent cut for all major divisions and departments, except Curriculum & Instruction; reducing transportation special trips; reducing student administrative transfers; and selectively increasing class sizes while remaining within the limits set by the state.
The Atlanta Board of Education approved the proposed tentative budget for the next school year at the May 14 monthly meeting. The board is scheduled to consider a final 2012-13 district budget at the June 4 meeting.
Enjoy this photo gallery from Career Day at F. L. Stanton Elementary, recognizing the contributions of the Tuskegee Airmen.
Students paid tribute to Master Sergeant Earl Martin, Master Sergeant W.O. Smith and Chief Master Sergeant Donald Summerlin.
Honorees were escorted into the program by the F. L. Stanton cheerleaders, followed by the presentation of colors by honor guards from Atlanta Fire Safety. A tribute to the Airmen was given by Congressman John Lewis. Stanton school counselor Dale Tate presented a proclamation from the office of the Mayor and Governor.