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School board announces April community meetings

School board announces April community meetings

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Each member of the Fulton County Board of Education sponsors a monthly meeting open to all members of the community.

The sessions provide an opportunity for direct contact with community members and give board members a chance to listen to local issues and concerns.

Board members have set the following meeting dates for April:

District 1 (Linda Schultz)
Tuesday, Apr. 19 at 9:30 a.m.
Crabapple Middle School (10700 Crabapple Road, Roswell, 30075)

District 2 (Katie Reeves)
Tuesday, Apr. 19 at 9:30 a.m.
Crabapple Crossing Elementary School (12775 Birmingham Highway, Milton, 30004)

District 3 (Gail Deal)
Dean will attend Superintendent finalist Robert Avossa's community meeting on Tuesday, Apr.

Berry students honored for Spanish skills

Berry students honored for Spanish skills

ROME, Ga.

Avossa plans visits to Fulton schools

Avossa plans visits to Fulton schools

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Superintendent finalist Robert Avossa will visit Fulton County schools next week to introduce himself to students and staff.

Tuesday, Apr. 19

* Stonewall Tell Elementary
3310 Stonewall Tell Road, College Park, 30349
8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

* Tri-Cities High
2575 Harris Street, East Point, 30344
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

* Woodland Middle School
2745 Stone Road, East Point, 30344
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Apr. 20

* Lake Forest Elementary
5920 Sandy Springs Circle, Sandy Springs, 30328
8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

* Ridgeview Charter
5340 South Trimble Road, Sandy Springs, 30342
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

* Milton High
13025 Birmingham Highway, Alpharetta, 30004
11:30 a.m.

Meet and greet with Avossa on Apr. 20

Meet and greet with Avossa on Apr. 20

ROSWELL, Ga. -- Fulton County Schools students, staff and parents, as well as local residents, are invited to attend a forum and meet superintendent finalist Robert Avossa.

The North Fulton meet and greet will be on Wednesday, Apr. 20 at Centennial High School (9310 Scott Road, Roswell, 30076). It will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a reception, followed by a community meeting at 7 p.m.

This meeting is part of a 14-day public comment period held before the school board can formally tender the position to Avossa.

The superintendent finalist will use this opportunity to share his educational philosophies and personal background, as well as engage in question and answer sessions.

Robert Avossa named Fulton superintendent finalist

Robert Avossa named Fulton superintendent finalist

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The Fulton County Board of Education announces that Robert Avossa is its finalist for the Fulton County School System superintendent.

Following a 14-day public comment period, which begins on Monday, Apr. 11, the board plans to formally tender the position to Avossa.

"Robert Avossa's educational philosophy has been shaped by his personal and professional experiences. He is a strong coalition builder who believes that every child can learn," said Linda Schultz, president of the Fulton County School Board. "Robert has worked in systems that are as large or larger than Fulton, and he knows how to include all stakeholders in the educational process. He has particular expertise leveraging data-driven accountability programs and demonstrated results in raising the bar and closing the gap.

Georgia Connections Academy names first principal

Georgia Connections Academy names first principal

ATLANTA -- Georgia Connections Academy (GACA) has announced that Heather Robinson has been appointed as principal for the new statewide virtual charter school.

GACA is the state's first full-time virtual character school and will serve students in grades K-12 from across Georgia.

The school was recently approved by the Georgia Charter School Commission. Enrollment began on Friday, Apr.

Alpharetta teachers taped to wall for charity

Alpharetta teachers taped to wall for charity

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- On Thursday, Mar. 31, some very good sports at Manning Oaks Elementary School in Alpharetta agreed to be taped to the wall to raise funds for relief organizations in Japan.

The Manning Oaks Student Council hosted the event. They charged students $1 per yard of tape to fasten principal Sharon Reinig and teachers Edward Francis and Shelly Neal to the wall.

Altogether, the school raised $750 in an hour.

See video from the event.