FORT VALLEY, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Peach County School Board is once again exploring the option of moving back to a 5 day school week. For the past three years, the schools have only been open from Tuesday through Friday.
"We're concerned about when we're out for those three days and that's what I hear from parents as well as teachers," says Superintendent Joe Ann Denning.
The success of her students is at the top of her and the school boards agenda, but the four day school week may be hindering the goals of the Peach County School system.
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Terms like chaotic, fear, and harassment are what characterize the culture of classrooms for two seniors at Central High School in Macon and they say they're not alone. While they approve of some of Superintendent Dallemand's plan, they also oppose parts of the Macon Miracle and say certain concepts don't fit Bibb County Schools.
"We've had kids in our schools that have hit teachers who have done things, sexual harassment and done things like and then they're back in the teacher's classes not long there after," said Brett Felty, a senior at Central.
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT)- More people are starting to speak out about the Macon Miracle plan and it's not all great reviews for Superintendent Dr. Romain Dallemand's strategic plan designed to improve education in Bibb County. Members of PAGE are concerned and they're planning to put their concerns in writing for Bibb County School Board members and the superintendent. Earlier today 41 NBC spoke with the Director of membership Tim Callahan about the letter and some of the things that will be addressed in the letter. Callahan says several members have concerns about Dallemand's plan to close several schools and the loss of 323 teaching positions. Callahan says he plans to send the letter to Dallemand by the end of the week.
"Well we are going to be communicating by letter to the superintendent and the board the concerns that our members have raised. We want them to understand that this is certainly a shock to the system and it's a whole lot of new ideas. It really is going to be incumbents upon the superintendent and ultimately the board to communicate and explain the rational behind these things and make the case for them" , said Tim Callahan Director of Membership.
Dr. Dallemand hopes his Macon Miracle plan will make the district more efficient and keep more money in taxpayer's hands. Dallemand estimates the district will save $23.3 million. He will formally present it to school staff, Friday afternoon at the Macon Centreplex.
ROBERTA, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT)- Crawford County commissioners will discuss the option of allowing Sunday alcohol sales at Tuesday night's commissioner's meeting.
County Manager Pat Kelly, says he and several of the commissioners were getting phone calls from liquor store owners, who said they were losing business when surrounding counties passed allowing Sunday sales. Kelly explained many people would cross to Peach County to buy alcohol on Saturdays and Sundays.
Commissioners will not be voting for or against Sunday sales at the 7:00p.m. meeting. Kelly says they are considering it as an option, but want hear what the people of Crawford County have to say about the idea of Sunday sales.