Saturday, March 30, 2013
The FAA announced the date when the tower will close because of federal budget cuts. The airport will continue to operate.
Saturday, March 30
Athens-Ben Epps Airport's tower will cease operations on April 21st. Earlier in March, the Federal Aviation Administration announced the Athens airport tower will be one of the 149 to close, starting April 7th. The towers at Kennesaw's McCollum Field and the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport in Albany are also set to close on May 5th. Sunday, May 5th will be the last day of operations for the control tower at Briscoe Field in Lawrenceville. The closures are in an attempt to cut $637 million from the FAA's budget. On Wednesday, the FAA released a list of closure dates for the airports. Even with the tower at Ben Epps and Briscoe Field closing, the airports will remain open and operating.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Here's how the White House says middle class families, jobs and economic security will be affected if across-the-board spending cuts take place on March 1.
Monday, February 25
If sequestration were to take effect, the following are some examples of the impacts on Georgia this year alone, according to the White House: Teachers and Schools: Georgia will lose approximately $28.6 million in funding for primary and secondary education, putting around 390 teacher and aide jobs at risk. In addition about 54,000 fewer students would be served and approximately 80 fewer schools would receive funding. See Oconee School Board Looks at Potential Local Impact of Looming Automatic Spending Cuts to Federal Education Education for Children with Disabilities: In addition, Georgia will lose approximately $17.5 million in funds for about 210 teachers, aides, and staff who help children with disabilities. Work-Study Jobs: Around …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
School officials expect to receive $1.67 million less in funding for federal school programs over the next nine years if sequestration goes into effect on March 1, 2013.
If automatic spending cuts to federal education go into effect next month as planned, Oconee County Schools will see funding for federal school programs dwindle over the next decade. Dr. Claire Miller, assistant superintendent for Teaching and Learning, told the Oconee County School Board about the potential impact at a work session on Monday. "Simply put, sequestration is the cancellation of previously approved spending - an automatic form of spending cuts" according to Miller's report. "As modified by the fiscal cliff deal passed by Congress Jan. 1, sequestration will take effect March 1, 2013, but impose cuts over a period of nine years, 2013–2021." According to estimates presented by Miller, a nine percent cut would leave the system …