GORDON COUNTY SCHOOLS HEADLINES

DISTRICT ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • DESTRUCTION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION RECORDS

    In compliance with the Georgia Records Act, the Gordon County School District’s records retention schedule, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) regulations on destruction of data collected, maintained or used in the provision of a free and appropriate public education of students with disabilities in the District’s schools, the Special Education Department announces its intention to destroy special education records as indicated below after the following date:  October 1, 2019.

    Records for students who were enrolled in a special education program in the district’s schools who were born before January 1, 1995 and were twenty-two(22) years of age as of July 1, 2017 are no longer needed for educational purposes.

    A student or parent may need these records for Social Security or other reasons.  If you, as a former special education student or parent of a former special education student, wish to obtain these records prior to destruction, you should contact the Special Education Records Department at the Gordon County Schools Central Office, 205 Warrior Path, Calhoun, GA  30701.  Positive Identification will be required before the records will be released to the individual.

    For more information, contact Marianne Crawford, Special Education Records Clerk at (706) 629-4474 between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 p.m.

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  • 2019-2020 BUDGET MEETINGS ANNOUNCED

    The Gordon County Board of Education will hold a public meetings on the budget, for school year 2019-2020, on May 13, 2019 and June 10, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at the Gordon County College and Career Academy, 305 Beamer Road, Calhoun, Georgia. During this meeting, the public will have the opportunity to provide input on the budget. A copy of the budget can be requested by contacting the Central Office at 706-629-7366 or visiting our website at www.gcbe.org.

     

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  • HB 91; ELIGIBILITY FOR HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA 

    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. Complete the application to petition Gordon County Schools to determine eligibility for a student under this guidance.  For more information contact Mike Evelti, Student Services Director.

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