PUBLIC NOTICE: 

 

ECHOLS COUNTY SCHOOLS

VISION STATEMENT

To be a school system that develops independent, responsible, lifelong learners.

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Echols County Schools System is to provide an excellent education for all students.

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Now Hiring

Technology Specialist

Contact Kelly Wicks at kelly.wicks@echols.k12.ga.us for more information

Job description available

Deadline to apply: Monday, August 25, 2017 4:00 PM

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Summer Office Hours May 22 - July 28, 2017:

Monday - Thursday

7:30 - 4:30 

Closed on Fridays

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To fulfill Echols County Schools’ obligation under the Georgia Student Data Privacy, Accessibility, and Transparency Act, the Echols County Board of Education at its March 14 meeting adopted policies JR-Student Records and JRA-Student Data Privacy Complaints.

The district is committed to securing student data and informing parents of their rights under the Family Educational Rights and privacy Act (FERPA) and the Student Data privacy, Accessibility, and Transparency Act of Georgia. Policy JRA also establishes a process for making student data privacy complaints.

At the March 14 meeting, the Board approved revised language for the student handbook to reflect the new policies. The district and school websites will address confidentiality of student and parent rights under FERPA by placing this notice on the home pages.

 Policies JR and JRA are linked below (see eBoard on district website for these and other policies). Revisions will be made to the student handbook.

·         FERPA Directory Information and Parent Rights

·         ECBOE JR and JRA Policies and JRA-E(1)/JRA-E(2) Complaint Forms 

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Middle School Reading Requirement Change

Effective immediately, middle school ELA classes will change the way students will meet  their reading requirements.  Classes will now be assigned novels and books by the teacher each 9 weeks.  Students will take weekly quizzes on the assigned reading, and will take a comprehensive test following the completion of the book.  These procedures will replace the previous method of reading points achieved through tests taken on the Accelerated Reader platform.

Students may still elect to participate in the Accelerated Reader Program; however, it will be completely voluntary and will not be for a grade.  Students who participate in the Accelerated Reader program will be rewarded for meeting reading goals.  Details of the Accelerated Reader Program are as follows:

K-8 Accelerated Reader Program

Accelerated Reader is a voluntary reading program; however, all students are encouraged to participate.

Accelerated Reader combines the independent reading of library books with computer-based comprehension tests to encourage children to read more books. 

Accelerated Reader assessments may be used to measure the standard achievement, but will not count as the academic grade. 

The Accelerated Reader software also manages participating student records to track reading performance, giving teachers valuable information to identify problem areas.

Students are rewarded for their achievements with Maker-Space Passes, AR Parties, End-of-the-Year Reading Awards, and a Water Day at the end of the school year.

 Highlights of the program are:

  •      100% Voluntary

  •      There will be no grades given for AR participation

  •      There will be no punishment given for not participating in the AR program

  •      There will be no extra-time in classrooms given to meet AR reading goals

  •      All goals, points, and rewards will be handled by the Media Specialist

  NOTE:  Teachers may require reading homework as part of their reading curriculum; these assignments are not related to AR.

  To access the 2016-2017 EMS handbook, click here.

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Dual Enrollment

Parents of 8th - 11th grade students----to find out more about MOWR (Move On When Ready) click here to link you directly to the HS Counselor's page.

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OPEN RECORDS NOTICE

Records of the Echols County Schools are subject to the Georgia Open Records Act, O.C.G.A. § 50-18-70 et seq.

All written requests for public records made pursuant to the Official Code of Georgia Annotated Title 50, Article 4, Chapter 18 must be sent to the Open Records Officer, Mrs. Missy Pittman, at Echols County Board of Education, 216 Hwy 129 North, Statenville, GA 31648 or to missy.pittman@echols.k12.ga.us.

 

Calendar

 

   BOE meeting dates
   are located in the
   Calendar section.


216 US Hwy 129 North | Statenville, GA 31648 | (229) 559-5734 | (229) 559-0484

The Echols County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or sex in its employment practices, student programs and dealings with the public. It is the policy of the Board of Education to comply fully with the requirements of Title VI, Title IX, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans With Disabilities Act and all accompanying regulations. (BOE policies GAAA and JAA). Any employee, student, applicant for employment, parent or other person who believes he or she has been discriminated against or harassed in violation of this policy may contact Echols County Board of Education, 216 Hwy 129 North, POB 207, Statenville, Georgia 31648, (229) 559-5734.

Echols County Schools is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. This website endeavors to comply with best practices and standards defined by Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act. If you would like additional assistance or have accessibility concerns, please contact Kelly Wicks at 229-559-5344. We are always striving to improve the accessibility standards of our website.