Dawson County School Superintendent Keith Porter is hopeful the state's No Child Left Behind waiver will be approved in the near future.
"We are very appreciative of the Georgia Department of Education submitting the NCLB waiver. Almost all systems and schools would be designated as failing over the next two years without changes to the law," he said.
The Georgia Supreme Court has refused to hear a challenge from a local couple against the city of Dawsonville over construction of a motorsports park in western Dawson County.
According to the order handed down in Atlanta on Monday, West and Helen Hamryka, whose home and horse farm sit adjacent to the park site on Duck Thurmond Road, failed to follow the discretionary procedure when filing their appeal.