Fayette County schools add more instructional support

The Fayette County Board of Education has approved spending an additional $322,545 to provide more instructional support to nine of its schools until the end of the current school year.

The 4-0-1 vote (with Diane Basham absent) on Nov. 26 will fund graduation coaches at Fayette County and Sandy Creek high schools, a sixth-grade special education teacher and a full-time study skills teacher at Bennett’s Mill Middle School, a full-time instructional coach at Flat Rock Middle School, and additional targeted resources at Burch, Cleveland, Fayetteville, North Fayette and Spring Hill elementary schools. The resources were specifically requested by the principals; funding for each school ranges from $3,740 to $87,500.

The county will track the effectiveness of the temporary measures and consider adding more permanent resources to next school year’s budget.