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Michael Pleze Takes Pride in His Craft at Usher-Collier ES

NATIONAL CUSTODIAL WORKER’S DAY: Monday, Oct. 2 Ask Michael Pleze to state the hardest, most challenging part of his job as a custodian at Usher-Collier Elementary School and he’ll hesitate. Then, just when he is about to give you an answer, he’ll hesitate again. That’s because he enjoys and takes pride in all aspects of…

Update on Atlanta Public Schools Water Testing

Currently, Atlanta Public Schools is voluntarily testing for the presence of lead in 113 district buildings. This proactive process is ongoing and district officials are receiving results from tests and retests daily. Of the 750 water sources sampled thus far, 23 showed elevated levels of lead. Each of these sources was immediately isolated from public…

Bunche MS Wins National Construction Award

An expanded and renovated Atlanta Public School that re-opened in the fall of 2015 after completing construction earned an Honor Award and recognition from the South Atlantic Chapter of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA). The renovated Ralph Bunche Middle School located in southwest Atlanta was honored at the organization’s annual banquet and awards…

APS Partners with City of Atlanta, Launches the Atlanta ConnectHome Program

By Erica Fatima The digital inclusion program brings high-speed Internet and technology education to low-income families throughout Metro Atlanta  Click here to see the ConnectHome video On Wednesday, Jan. 27, Mayor Kasim Reed announced—to a packed house of eager APS students and their families—the launch of the Atlanta ConnectHome pilot program. ConnectHome is an initiative to…

SPLOST IV Priorities Include HVAC Updates for Multiple Schools this Summer

In an effort to ensure that every Atlanta student and teacher is cool in hot weather and warm in cold weather, the Atlanta Board of Education revised its capital outlay plans for this summer to ensure that all critical HVAC systems replacement needs are met during the summer break. Community meetings and public feedback revealed…

Custodial Appreciation Day

by Britney Morgan, Communications Officer brmorgan@atlanta.k12.ga.us Toya Roberts has a Big Heart and Humble Spirit This is the second school year for Toya Roberts, custodian at Burgess-Peterson Elementary.  With a very pleasant and somewhat bashful personality, Mr. Roberts didn’t say much during his interview, but the teachers and staff at Burgess Peterson had plenty to…