Clarke County Board of Education

This week on Athens News Matters, allegations and counter-allegations of ethics problems in the Clarke County School District. School Board President LaKeisha Gantt weighs-in. Plus, an advocate for migrants speaks up on a recent resolution passed by the ACC Commission. And, we'll learn about an upcoming festival that honors nature’s cleanup crew, the humble vulture. Listen Back Below.

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On this week’s edition of The Panel, panelists Gwen O’Looney of WXAG, Blake Aued of Flagpole Magazine and Lee Shearer of the Athens Banner-Herald join moderator Alexia Ridley to discuss the Clarke County Board of Education's proposal to close down the West Broad Farmer’s Market, the Magill Society, the future of Georgia Square Mall in the wake of the Sears department store closing, and the University of Georgia’s plan to earmark $100,000 for research into slavery at the University of Georgia and Athens.

Clarke School Board to Fill District 4 Seat

Jul 8, 2019

The Clarke County Board of Education is seeking applicants to fill an open seat on the school board. The vacancy is in District 4, a seat held by Jared Bybee, who resigned last month. The new member will be selected by the members of the Board of Education, and will serve until the end of Bybee’s term on December 31, 2020. The seat will be on the ballot for voters next year.