March 24, 2011
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The Henry County School System experienced mild gains overall on Georgia's 2011 Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT), according to results released this week by the State Department of Education. The CRCT is an assessment based on the Georgia Performance Standards curriculum.
The Henry County Board of Education expected, in May, to save just over half a million dollars through refunding school bonds, but now anticipates saving nearly $3 million more than that.
While the presence of AdvancED/SACS in some Atlanta-area school systems is viewed as ominous, a visit from the education accreditation agency is seen as a plus by officials of the Henry County School District.
Ola High School's Social Studies Department Chair, Jeff Burn, is expecting to have a good turnout at the 2011 Georgia Academic Team Association (GATA) Varsity Tournament.
Moyosore Akintunde said she has grown more confident in recent weeks, preparing for the upcoming Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT).