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Clayton County Schools' 2010 budget on display

Today

Clayton County Public Schools is putting its proposed $574.7 million fiscal year 2010 budget on display for public inspection beginning today. The budget will be available at the district's central office, located at 1058 Fifth Ave., Jonesboro, and at the headquarters branch of the Clayton County Library System, 865 Battle Creek Road, Jonesboro. For more details, call (770) 473-2700.

Monday

The Clayton County Board of Education will hold two public hearings on its proposed fiscal year 2010 budget on Monday, June 8. The first will be at 11:30 a.m. The second will be at 6 p.m. These hearings will give residents opportunities to address the school board on its $574.7 million spending plan.

June 15

The Clayton County Board of Education will hold a public hearing on its proposed fiscal year 2010 budget on Monday, June 15, at 4 p.m. This hearing will give residents an opportunity to address the school board on its proposed $574.7 million budget. Afterward, at 4:30 p.m., the board is scheduled to vote on final adoption of the plan.

Notes

The U.S. Army recently announced Sgt. John Lee, the son-in-law of Morrow resident Veronica Moore, is returning to the U.S. after a deployment to the Iraqi theater of operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lee, an avionics system repair squad repair technician, has served in the military for eight years and is assigned to the 404th Aviation Support Battalion, part of the 4th Infantry's Combat Aviation Brigade, which is based out of Fort Hood, in Killeen, Texas.

The U.S. Army National Guard recently announced Pfc. Pierre D. Shannon, a 2007 graduate of Morrow High School, has graduated from a nine-week basic combat training course at Fort Sill, located in Lawton, Okla. During his training, Shannon studied armed and unarmed combat, field maneuvers and tactics, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, the military justice system, first aid, and map reading and land navigation. He is the son of Forest Park resident Leslie Kelly.

The U.S. Air Force recently announced Airman Clayton R. Valentine, a 2005 graduate of Morrow High School, has graduated from an eight-week basic military training course at Lackland Air Force Base, located in San Antonio, Texas. During his training, Valentine studied military discipline, Air Force core values, and basic warfare principles and skills. In addition, airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Valentine is the son of Monticello resident Dennis Valentine, and Morrow resident Glenna Valentine.

Ongoing

The Clayton County Public Library system offers many services to students, including tutoring programs for those who speak either English or Spanish, and online practice tests and electronic test preparation books for the SAT, GED, ASVAB, and TOEFFL exams. Visit the Clayton County Library web site at www.claytonpl.org for more details.

School Notebook is a regular feature of the Clayton News Daily compiled by staff writer Curt Yeomans. He can be reached at cyeomans@news-daily.com.