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Work under way at West Jackson Intermediate

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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 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.

BULLI registration at Mayfield Dairy on Aug. 12

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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.

Jackson County Board of Education meeting dates for 2014-15

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2014-2015 Work Session & Meeting Dates

(meetings start at 6 p.m.)

Month Work Session Dates Location Board Meeting Dates Location
         
July July 10, 2014 District Office July 14, 2014 JCCHS Fine Arts Bldg.
August August 7, 2014 District Office August 11, 2014 JCCHS Fine Arts Bldg.
September September 4, 2014 District Office September 8, 2014 JCCHS Fine Arts Bldg.
October October 9, 2014 District Office October 13, 2014 JCCHS Fine Arts Bldg.
November November 6, 2014 District Office November 10, 2014 JCCHS Fine Arts Bldg.
December December 4, 2014 District Office December 8, 2014 JCCHS Fine Arts Bldg.
January January 8, 2015 District Office January 12, 2015 JCCHS Fine Arts Bldg.
February February 5, 2015 District Office February 9, 2015 JCCHS Fine Arts Bldg.
March March 5, 2015 District Office March 9, 2015 JCCHS Fine Arts Bldg.
April April 2, 2015 District Office April 13, 2015 JCCHS Fine Arts Bldg.
May May 7, 2015 District Office May 11, 2015 JCCHS Auditorium
June June 4, 2015 District Office June 8, 2015 JCCHS Fine Arts Bldg.

*meeting times and dates are subject to change*

Jackson County School District school choice notification

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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.

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Great Promise Partnership building workforce, boosting student success

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Great Promise Partnership coordinator Hilda Smith and CEO and president Mike Beatty answer questions from local leaders during the June 19 session.

Great Promise Partnership coordinator Hilda Smith and CEO and president Mike Beatty answer questions from local leaders during a June session.

By Katie Griffin
klgriffin@clickthepaper.com
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.
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