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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…

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…

U.S. Green Building Council-Georgia Recognizes APS For Commitment To Sustainability

Atlanta Public Schools (APS) was recently recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council—Georgia (USGBC-GA) for completing LEED Silver certified buildings. During a recognition luncheon for Healthy Performance Healthy Schools (HPHS) in Georgia, House Representative Margaret Kaiser of the 59th district presented APS with House Resolution 222, commending the district’s sustainable building construction and design efforts…