7.9 APS Announces Dates for Public Hearings on Budget & Millage Rate Plan

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APS Announces Dates for Public Hearings on Budget, Millage Rate Plan

APS News Tip Sheet for the Week of July 9

Editors/Producers/Reporters: The following is a list of events, programs and/or initiatives occurring in Atlanta Public Schools (APS) this week. Please use it as a guide as you develop your coverage plans. Thank you for your interest in Atlanta Public Schools.

APS Announces Dates for Public Hearings on Budget, Millage Rate Plan That Provides Relief for Homeowners Who Received High Assessments

Atlanta residents will have a chance to provide feedback on the District’s budget/millage rate plan during three public hearings over the next two weeks. To honor its commitment to helping homeowners, APS is proposing a millage rollback of 1.0 mill. The hearings are scheduled for Monday, July 16, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., and Monday, July 23, 6 p.m., all held at the APS Center for Learning and Leadership (CLL), 130 Trinity Avenue, SW.

Annual APS Back-to-School Bash Set for July 28

Once again, APS students will kick of the school year right during the District’s annual Back to School Bash, Saturday, July 28 at the Georgia World Congress Center (Hall C), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The free event, held exclusively for APS students and their families, features more than 50 exhibitors, fun activities for children, immunizations (pre-registration required), free health screenings, and tons of educational, after-school and community resources. Students must be present to receive a free backpack filled with school supplies (while supplies last) by showing their APS report card.

School Registration Continues  

APS students who need to register for school may still do so over the next three weeks. Students will only need to re-register if they have moved, or are entering sixth or ninth grade. Registration takes place at all APS school sites from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Thursday. The first day of school for APS students is Wednesday, Aug. 1.

Members of the media are invited to attend all events listed.


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