Macon is reeling from a devastating house fire that killed three small children over the weekend. The oldest of the siblings was only 10. A fourth child, the youngest, is listed in critical condition at a burn center in Augusta.
Bibb County school system officials said the cuts won't automatically mean the employees will be laid off. The jobs account for about $4.23 million in annual salary and benefit costs. They are funded with grant money that won't be available in the 2013-14 school year.
Bibb County school administrators have been playing a shell game with millions of taxpayer dollars, said one attorney Friday as a Superior Court judge heard arguments in a whistleblower lawsuit brought by the schools’ former Chief Financial Officer.
Bibb County's new alternative elementary school opened Monday. Special schools for kids with behavioral problems are common at the middle and high school level, but virtually unheard of for elementary students.
Bibb County Deputy Superintendent for Student Affairs Ed Judie discusses the on-going controversy over the administration's new discipline policies, and defends the principle that it's better to keep troubled kids in the classroom.