The Fayette Citizen-News Page

Wednesday, June 27, 2001

Huddleston teachers and administrators learn about Georgia's new accountability measures

Georgia's House Bill 1187 is bringing many changes to public school systems.

Among the changes are measures to make school systems more accountable for the quality of education delivered to students.

In order to help schools comply with the new accountability measures, Gov. Roy Barnes has established the Office of Education Accountability. Representatives from the office recently conducted a Leadership Institute for Huddleston Elementary School's team leaders.

Administrators and teachers were informed about the responsibilities of OEA, key legislation dates for education, development of the state's five-year action plan and K-12 report card development and timelines.

"The purpose of this program was to educate our leadership team on how these changes will affect them. These leaders will pass the information they learn on to other teachers on their teams," said Huddleston Principal Becky Maddox. "Everyone in attendance found the seminar to be both educational and reassuring."

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