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Class Notes: Hall to host budget seminar
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The Hall County School District is hosting a “School Budgeting Basics” seminar Monday.

“In these challenging times, it is more important than ever to provide our community complete and transparent information regarding our financial operations,” said Hall Superintendent Will Schofield.

Conducted by Deputy Superintedent Lee Lovett, the seminar will be held from 3-4:30 p.m., at the district office at 711 Green St.

There will be a public hearing on the fiscal year 2014 school budget beginning at 5 p.m., at the same location.

Georgia Tech president visits Gainesville on annual tour

Georgia Tech President Bud Peterson and his wife, Val, visited Gainesville on Tuesday as part of their annual “Georgia Tour.”

There are 460 Georgia Tech alumni living in Gainesville, as well as 100 current Tech students from Gainesville.
Peterson held a reception at Lake Lanier Islands Resort on Tuesday evening with alums, relatives and politicians, including Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle.

Lanier Technical College inducts 61 into National Technical Honor Society

The Oakwood Campus of Lanier Technical College has 32 new inductees into the National Technical Honor Society, with the Forsyth Campus announcing 29.

The NTHS is dedicated to honoring student achievement and leadership, promoting education excellence, awarding scholarships and enhancing career opportunities for members. Also, the NTHS is an internationally recognized leader in providing recognition for excellence in career and technical education.

Hall schools receive national safety award

The National Association of School Resource Officers has named the Hall County Board of Education and Schofield as the recipient of the 2013 Safe School Leadership Award.

The award is presented to a school system that supports the continuing development of the school resource officer partnership through leadership, innovation, dedication and implementation of proactive measures that enhance the safety of the school community.

“Our partnership with the Hall County Sheriff’s Department that began with the launch of the SRO program in Hall County schools in 1998 has continued to evolve to do the utmost to ensure our students’ safety,” Schofield said.
The award will be presented at the NASRO conference July 15 in Orlando, Fla.

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