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From the Desk of the Superintendent 

Dr. Susan Remillard

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Gordon County Schools, and I am glad you are visiting with us to learn more about our school system. This website has been designed with our stakeholders in mind, and I hope you find it easy to navigate and an informative way to stay connected with your child’s education.
 
The Gordon County community at-large and our school system employees share a tradition of pride in our schools, students and community. Our citizens possess a unique understanding of how a quality education with high expectations and positive results for each student helps us follow our compass for developing a 21st century work ready community, comfortably committed to generating strong ties among students, teachers, and parents.

When a community is united in its commitment to the education of its youth, like Gordon County has demonstrated, good things happen. GCS students’ CRCT/EOCT criterion referenced test scores and performance assessments have documented that we are among the best school systems in the state of Georgia. All of our schools are fully accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). In addition, Fairmount Elementary is a “National Blue Ribbon School.”

The key to motivating our students to achieve high academic standards is a meaningful blend of supportive parent involvement, a strong engaging curriculum consisting of best practices, all brought to life by highly qualified and genuinely caring teachers. The students of Gordon County Schools are blessed by daily exposure to caring individuals, educators and non-educators alike. These qualities are plainly evident and serve as the foundation for the successes of Gordon County Schools.
 
Again, welcome to our website, and I hope that you will find the information that you need. For further information, you may contact our central office at 706.629.7366.
 
The mission of Gordon County Schools is to provide a relevant, rigorous, results-based education made possible through supportive, nurturing relationships. 



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PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE OF PROPERTY TAX INCREASE

The Gordon County Board of Education has tentatively adopted a 2015 millage rate which will require an increase in property taxes by 6.42 percent.

PROPERTY TAX FAQ

The Gordon County Board of Education has tentatively adopted a 2015 millage rate which will require an increase in property taxes by 6.42 percent.

All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearing on this tax increase to be held at the Gordon County Board of Education Central Office, 205 Warrior Path, Calhoun, GA on September 3, 2015 at 8:00 a.m.

Times and places of additional public hearings on this tax increase are at the Gordon County Board of Education Central Office, 205 Warrior Path, Calhoun, GA on September 3, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

This tentative increase will result in a millage rate of 20.000 mills, an increase of 1.206 mills.  Without this tentative tax increase, the millage rate will be no more than 18.794mills. The proposed tax increase for a home with a fair market value of $125,000 is approximately $57.89 and the proposed tax increase for non-homestead property with a fair market value of $125,000 is approximately $60.30.   For more information, visit the community tab of our website or click here.  

HB 91; ELIMINATION OF GEORGIA HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION TEST REQUIREMENT

An individual (hereinafter referred to as “Student”) no longer enrolled in a Georgia public school and who previously failed to receive a high school diploma in this state or was denied graduation solely for failing to achieve a passing score on one or more portions of the Georgia High School Graduation Tests or its predecessor or the Georgia High School Writing Test or its predecessor may petition the local board of education in which he or she was last enrolled to determine the student’s eligibility to receive a high school diploma pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 20-2-281.1 based on the graduation requirements in effect when the student first entered ninth grade. For information on how to petition Gordon County Schools to determine eligibility for a student under this guidance, click here. 



 

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GORDON CENTRAL PRESENTS AT STATE DATA CONFERENCE

Gordon Central High School was invited to be a keynote speaker at the annual Data Conference in Athens on Thursday, August 27th. Principal Doug Clark, assistant principal Marnè Wilson, and teachers Brian Hall and Matt Wiley presented the school's usage of the SLDS format, which enables teachers to use multiple forms of data to understand their student population. 



   FREE FLU SHOTS AT THE SCHOOLS! 

 

For students 6th-12th. Forms must be returned by September 30th, 2015. For more information contact your school nurse. 



 PRUITT NAMED LIBRARY MEDIA SPECIALIST OF THE YEAR FOR NORTHWEST GEORGIA

Sheri Pruitt, Media Specialist at Sonoraville Elementary School, was recently named Library Media Specialist of the Year for Northwest Georgia.  This is the 2nd consecutive year that this honor has been given to a media specialist from Gordon County Schools.  Eppie Snider, principal at SES, stated, "No one more deserves this honor.  Sheri brings so much to everyone at SES on a daily basis, and I am so happy to see her recognized for the work that she does, and I am so very thankful to work with her."  

The statewide Georgia Library Media Specialist of the Year winner will be announced in October, and all winners will be honored at the GaETC Conference in Atlanta November 4-6.



 GORDON COUNTY SCHOOLS REPRESENTS GEORGIA AT NATIONAL LEADERSHIP COUNCIL MEETING 

L-R: Cheryl Carrier, Executive Director of Ford NGL; Rick Townsend, Golden Isles CCA; Barbara Prosser, Effingham CCA; Allison Woodward, Newton CCA; Amy Parker, Gordon CCA; Eric Waters (rear), Floyd CCA; Jim Vella, President- Ford Motor Company; Susan Remillard, Gordon County Schools; Rick Delano, Ford NGL National Team; Janet Padilla (front), Ford National Team; Thom Suddreth, Georgia Community Coach; Jenny Williams, Technical College System of Georgia

Dr. Susan Remillard and Dr. Amy Parker joined Georgia representatives from Floyd, Newton, Effingham, and Golden Isles Career Academies in Dearborn, Michigan recently to take part in the Ford Next Generation Learning National Leadership Council and its newly-formed Superintendent's Leadership Council.  Twice annually, Ford NGL hosts, at their expense, leaders from across the country to advise the group on transforming education through their network. FULL STORY

 

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