Rockdale County Public Schools officials cut the ribbon on a new Central Office campus Tuesday, July 20, bringing to fruition a project that weathered a number of challenges, not the least of which was a worldwide pandemic.


I have been editor of the Rockdale Citizen since 1996 and editor of the Newton Citizen since it began publication in 2004. I am also currently executive editor of the Clayton News Daily, Henry Daily Herald and Jackson Progress-Argus.

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I, too, would like to know what school admin is going to do. Student performance has declined over the last decade or more. Rockdale went from being one of the top counties to what it is now -- bottom tier -- despite increased services to students for tech, transportation, and meals. Our millage rate is above 24 -- the highest in the state. We are not getting the results owed to the taxpayers who are footing the bills.

Dan Turner

196 School Rankings in the State of Georgia with Rockdale at 114. 2nd smallest county in the State with one of the highest school portions of the property tax bills.

You've got your new about putting Rockdale back on the map as one of the leading counties in public education as it was 30 years ago. The entire county residency of homeowners are picking up the tab...let's see some results that warrant the cost of the new building.

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