A 10-cent increase in Jackson County School System student lunch costs and a 5-cent hike in breakfast charges are being recommended by Director of School Nutrition Dr. Debra Morris.
It’s been a busy couple of weeks for the leadership of the Jackson County School System in the wake of the resignation of Dr. John Green as superintendent, but Dr. April Howard, who is now serving as interim superintendent, told the Jackson County Board of Education at Monday’s work session it’s been a productive time.
“We have done some good work,” said Howard, who explained that she and Assistant Superintendent for Operational Support Jamie Hitzges met with every school faculty before the summer break.
“Our intent was to bring clarity and hope,” said Howard. “We said we don’t have all the answers but we shared the strategies we have in place and we are making progress on our budget and personnel process.”
By KATIE JUSTICE, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Ray Perren as the new president isn’t the only change for Lanier Technical College. Perren, who was unanimously approved by the board of the Technical College System of Georgia, has been taken the helm at a prime time in Lanier Tech’s growth.
“We are excited to have Dr. Perren as our new President,” said Lisa Maloof, Dean of the Winder-Barrow Campus. “He is an experienced and effective leader, and we are fortunate to have him guiding our college. From what I understand, he values the role technical colleges play in business recruitment and workforce development.
“It is our job to prepare our citizens for high-skill, high-wage careers, and I look forward to Dr. Perren’s leadership in moving our college forward and building stronger communities,” said Maloof.
The Winder-Barrow campus will break ground on a new 65,000-square-foot campus in early July. That new campus is slated to open in the fall of 2014, and will be located on Austin Road, near the intersection of Highway 316 and Highway 53.
By Lisa Laskey, Regional staff
Mill Creek High School graduated its 2012-2013 class May 23, walking 872 seniors across the stage positioned in the center of the school’s football field.
Nearly 8,000 people filled the Hawks’ home and visitor bleachers to witness the graduates receive their diplomas. The MCHS graduation was the second largest in Gwinnett County this year; the high school is among the top-100 largest in the nation.
Jackson County Comprehensive High School held graduation on Thursday, May 23, and nearly 245 students moved into the next stages of their lives.
Graduates Darien Graves and Kevin Lineberger spoke first. Madelyn Zalweski sang the senior song; Lee Ann Womack’s “I Hope You Dance.” Salutatorian was Erin Jenkins and Valedictorian was Drake Corbin.
– Kyle Funderburk
See photos from the graduation evening captured by photographer Rebecca McCoy which were supplied to The Paper.
Graduation 2013 JCCHS