The Jackson County School System will be hosting a Federal Programs stakeholders’ committee meeting at 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 19, at the Jackson County Board of Education Office.
The purpose of this meeting is to review system data and gather feedback from the participants to help facilitate system improvement.
This is an open meeting for the community and all are welcome to attend.
The Jackson County Board of Education made good on its pledge to roll back the millage rate if possible.
At a called Oct. 5 morning meeting gaveled to order by chairman Michael Cronic, the board was able to do just that thanks to some growth in the tax digest and being fiscally conservative with the taxpayers’ money in a deliberate to effort to be good stewards of the funds.
In a motion by board member Lynne Wheeler which was seconded by Celinda Wilson, the board accepted staff recommendation to roll back the millage rate to 19.131 mills from 19.276 mills. The bond millage rate will remain at 2.7 mills.
Wheeler said the board was following through on the “promise to rollback if we could.”
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Do you know someone that needs to learn English or improve their English speaking skills? Do they need to improve reading or math skills? Do they need to earn their GED? Would they like help in finding a job, choosing a career or going to college? If you know of anyone interested in any of these, tell them about the Braselton Adult Education Open House to be held from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 9, at the Braselton Community Center, located at 126 Harrison St., across from the playground and tennis courts in the Braselton Park.
There will be refreshments and free goodies plus door prizes for the first 50 visitors. They can pick up information about the free classes offered in the community, information about hiring, interviewing and available careers at Cracker Barrel Braselton, professional advice on hot jobs, sustainable careers in Georgia and free money for college.
This event is sponsored by the Town of Braselton, Jackson County Certified Literate Community Program, Lanier Technical College-Office of Adult Education and Cracker Barrel Braselton.
For more information, call Gwenn Evans at 770-535-6277.
A special law enforcement-escorted “Ride for Kids” will be held Saturday, Oct. 10, at West Jackson Middle School with registration beginning at 9 a.m. with kickstands up at 10:30 a.m. for a ride through scenic Jackson County.
Lunch will be enjoyed with a live band, 50/50raffle and bike show. Entry fee is $25 per rider and $10 for bike show entry. Bikers and riders get free T-shirts. There will also be vendor booths.
WJMS students are the beneficiary of the fundraiser. For more information, contact counselor Jason Benton at 706-654-2775.
West Jackson Middle School is located at 400 Gum Springs Church Road in Jefferson.
Pictured L-R: East Jackson Elementary School nutrition Manager Rich Friedman, South Jackson Elementary K-5 Science Enhancement teacher Stephen Lush, State School Superintendent Richard Woods, Public Health Commissioner Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, Gum Springs Elementary School nutrition manager Andy Gentry, Georgia Organics board chairwoman Mandy Mahoney, Jackson County School System nutrition director Debra Morris and Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black at the Golden Radish Award ceremony
The Jackson County School System has been recognized with the Golden Radish Award, a prestigious state-wide farm to school distinction which acknowledges the outstanding leadership of school representatives building comprehensive farm to school programs.
The school district was recognized for its efforts to educate students on nutrition and agriculture by State School Superintendent Richard Woods, Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black, Public Health Commissioner Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald and Georgia Organics board chairwoman Mandy Mahoney.
Jackson County School System was recognized at the Gold level for their accomplishments during the last school year, which include:
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