A west Georgia school system has approved a package of cuts that includes closing an elementary school and a middle school. The Muscogee County School Board approved the plan with a unanimous vote Monday night. The recommendation by interim Superintendent John Phillips includes closing Edgewood Elementary School and Marshall Middle School.
Two Albany officials say they believe the Dougherty County school board is moving too fast on plans to close two schools. School board member Darrel Ealum and city Commissioner Jon Howard both represent .eastside districts that include the schools slated for closure
Some school systems in north Georgia were delaying the start of classes Friday morning amid fears of some ice on roads and highways from a winter storm that blasted other areas of the South. Forecasters at the National Weather Service said black ice would be the main concern early Friday, particularly on bridges and overpasses.
Atlanta Public Schools intends to close 10 schools as part of a massive plan to redraw boundaries for students. The plan to close 10 schools is the system's final redistricting proposal. The proposal now goes to the school board for an April 10 vote.