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BOE seat declared vacant

The Board of Education issued a resolution last Thursday declaring a vacancy in the District 4 seat.

The board signed the resolution and faxed it to the Board of Elections at the end of their monthly meeting that night. Elections Superintendent Phyllis Wheeler said a special election will be held to fill the vacant seat, but an exact date has not been set. District 4 was occupied by Nether Ivery until his resignation in May.

Augusta Tech program honored

The Augusta Technical College Early Childhood Care and Education Development Center received state accreditation and was named a "Center of Distinction."

Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning granted this accreditation through its Standards of Care program to only four centers in the area and 55 in the state. There are 8,000 centers in Georgia.

Standard of Care is a voluntary program and is the state of Georgia's quality standard for child care learning centers. This program is designed to maximize learning opportunities for children and to raise the level of quality in center-based child care programs.

Augusta Tech faculty and staff members responsible for this program are Department Head Valda Mills, Kathy Beasley, Carolyn Bowen, Kathleen Coessens, Wanda Doe, Katricia Haynes, and Angela Huff.

Web posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2006

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