Playground equipment has been located behind West Jackson Intermediate School where a new two-story classroom addition is under way. The school will also be getting a Field of Dreams for outdoor activities. See more scenes below.
Playground equipment has been placed on what will become part of the Field of Dreams envisioned for the expanding campus of West Jackson Intermediate School.
Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) dollars are going toward construction of a tow-story addition at WJIS which can now be partially seen from West Jackson Primary School. Removal of trees to allow for site work and leveling behind WJIS opened the view.
Fall term registration for Braselton BULLI at Brenau University, an organization for mature adults who enjoy learning, connecting with peers, staying active an having fun, will be held at 5 p.m. on Aug. 12 at Mayfield Dairy starting with ice cream. An information session will be held at 6 p.m. to share information about the fall courses. The event is being sponsored by Mayfield Dairy Farms and the Braselton Visitors Bureau Authority.
According to the provisions of House Bill 251 (2009), parents/guardians who reside in Jackson County can request to have their children enrolled in a school within the district other than the one they are zoned to attend as long as the school meets certain criteria. If students transfer to another school in compliance with the process established by the Jackson County School System, parents/guardians must assume all expenses and responsibilities related to the transportation of the students to and from the new school.
The district’s process for implementing the school choice provisions of House Bill 251 is available for review in the main office at each school, in the Board of Education office and on the system’s web site (www.jackson.k12.ga.us). Questions or concerns related to this process should be directed to Miranda Storey, Student Information Systems Coordinator, or to Dr. April Howard, Superintendent.
Great Promise Partnership coordinator Hilda Smith and CEO and president Mike Beatty answer questions from local leaders during a June session.
By Katie Griffin
Jefferson Mayor Roy Plott and the City of Jefferson held a Jefferson community meeting to discuss support and participation in the Great Promise Partnership (GPP), which is a program designed cooperatively by the Department of Community Affairs and numerous private and public sector leaders.
The meeting was held at the Jefferson Clubhouse on June 18 and many city and state officials attended. Mayor Plott introduced Mike Beatty, CEO and president of GPP.
“Mike Beatty has been a great friend to this community. He has recently launched a new venture, which will be his crowning glory. When I was in economic development years ago this was the kind of program we talked about and here Mike is actually carrying it out,” said Mayor Plott. Continue reading Great Promise Partnership building workforce, boosting student success