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LCBOE Office Closed

The LCBOE office will be closed June 29 - July 5, 2017. The office will reopen on July 6, 2017 at 8:00 A.M.

Board Training

The Laurens County Board of Education will be meeting at 4:30 on June 6, 2017 for a board training conducted by Frank King of Georgia Leadership Associates. The training will be open to the public.

Budget Hearings

The Laurens County Board of Education has scheduled two public hearings to discuss the tentative FY18 budget.  The first hearing will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. at the Old West Laurens High School (OWL), 338 West Laurens School Road, Dublin, Georgia; and the second hearing will be held on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. at the Central Office Building on Firetower Road, Dublin, Georgia.

Federal Programs Stakeholder Meetings

The Spring Federal Programs Stakeholders meetings will be held May 18, 2017 at 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm at the O.W.L. We are seeking input from the different stakeholders of the district. Click HERE for a flyer concerning the meetings.

HGRESA Regional Young Authors’ Writing Contest

Congratulations to the following students whose writing entries will advance to NCTE GA Young Authors’ State Competition:

Kindergarten: SWLE - Eden Rowe - 1st Place

2nd Grade: ELE - Tyler Clark - 1st Place

11th Grade: WLHS - Marissa Payne - 1st Place

School Cancellation

Laurens County Schools will be closed for students and staff on Friday, September 2. The East Laurens High School football game will be held on Saturday at 12:00 noon at Montgomery County. At this time, the West Laurens High School football game is still scheduled for Friday at 7:30 at West Laurens. Please check the Laurens County Schools Facebook page or website for the latest updates.

2016 Fall Bus Tours

The next bus tour is October 27, 2016. This tour will visit West Laurens High School, East Laurens High School, East Laurens Middle School, and Heart of Georgia College & Career Academy.

Save your seat for the Laurens County Schools 2016 Bus Tour! Click on the registration link below to sign up. Click HERE for more information.
REGISTER FOR BUS TOURS

Evacuation Shelters

In cooperation with the Red Cross, the following Laurens County Schools have been deemed emergency evacuation shelters: East Laurens High School, East Laurens Middle School, East Laurens Elementary School, West Laurens High School, and West Laurens Middle School. The sites will open as shelters at 4:00 pm on Thursday, October 6, 2016.
 
Friday, October 7th is a teacher workday. Faculty and staff should report at 8:00 am. Unless under the direct supervision of a school employee, there should be no students on the campuses of these facilities.

The homecoming football game at West Laurens High School will be played as scheduled.
 
Also, please be reminded that Monday, October 10, 2016, is a staff and student holiday. We expect school to resume on Tuesday, October 11, 2016.
 
Thank you for your cooperation as we provide assistance to those who are under evacuation orders.

Parent Cafe Session 1

Come join us for Parent Cafe Session 1: Parenting the Strong-willed Child. The session will be held on November 17, 2016 at 10:00 at the O.W.L. Click HERE for details.

Parent Cafe on Bullying

Laurens County Schools, in partnership with Community Mental Health and Laurens County Law Enforcement Center, is sponsoring a Parent Cafe on Building Bridges to Combat Bullying. This event will take place at the O.W.L. on March 30, 2017 from 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. Click HERE for the event flyer.

Parent Resource Fair

Laurens County Schools will be hosting a Parent Resource Fair on April 18, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 P.M. at the OWL Student Services Center. Click HERE for details.

Laurens County BOE Seeks New Superintendent

The Laurens County Board of Education is seeking a new superintendent. The system enrollment is 6700 (PK-12). King-Cooper and Associates will assist the Board of Education with the search for the new superintendent.
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Telephone System Issues

There are currently some issues with incoming calls to the BOE when dialing 478-272-4767. If you are experiencing issues in contacting the BOE, please try 478-609-2216 as an alternate number.

Millage Rate Announcement

The Laurens County School Board does hereby announce that the millage rate will be set at a meeting to be held at the Laurens County Board of Education office located at 467 Firetower Road in Dublin, Georgia on September 26, 2016 at 6:00 P.M.

Please click HERE for more information.

Buddy Ball Rescheduled

The Middle Georgia Buddy Ball event originally scheduled for Saturday, October 8, 2016 has been rescheduled. The event will now be held on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM at Southern Pines.

Christmas Gala

Help our stars shine. Join us for the Heart of Georgia Transition Alliance Christmas Musical Gala. The event will take place on December 10, 2016 at the Terry L. Coleman Center in Eastman, GA. Click HERE for details.

April Board Meeting Rescheduled

The April meeting of the Laurens County Board of Education has been rescheduled to Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. The meeting will be held at the Central Office Building, 467 Firetower Road, Dublin, GA 31021.

LCBOE Seeks Community Input on New Superintendent

The Laurens County Board of Education seeks input from community members, parents, students, and employees to help determine the most important qualifications and characteristics of the next Superintendent of Schools. We ask that you take a few minutes to complete the following confidential survey. We will consider your responses as we move forward with the superintendent selection process. Your input and support of the Laurens County School System is deeply appreciated. Surveys must be completed by August 11, 2017.

LAURENS COMMUNITY SURVEY

Centralized Registration Center

As of September 6, 2016, the Laurens County School System will open our centralized registration center at the O.W.L. (Old West Laurens High School) at 338 West Laurens School Road. Hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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School Flu Vaccination Clinic Dates

The following are dates for the health department school flu vaccination clinics:

Northwest Laurens Elementary – October 20

Southwest Laurens Elementary – October 24

West Laurens Middle and High – October 26

West Laurens High Pre-K – October 26

East Laurens – October 28

2017 Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to the 2017 Teacher of the Year representatives from each of Laurens County's schools.
East Laurens Primary School - Lori Young
East Laurens Elementary School - Alisha New
East Laurens Middle School - Gladys Baldwin
East Laurens High School - Glyenda Toler
Northwest Laurens Elementary School - Janet Baggett
Southwest Laurens Elementary School - Jami Thompson
West Laurens Middle School - Casey Dunn
West Laurens High School - Tim Allen (DISTRICT WINNER)
Diamond Academy - Matt Anderson

Click HERE to watch the TOTY 2017 video.


Experts Among Us

Laurens County Schools staff enjoyed a day of learning at the Experts Among Us professional learning day on January 4, 2017. Presenters shared their expertise with staff in a variety of sessions. The work of everyone involved in the day of learning is appreciated.

Experts Among Us 1          Experts Among Us 2

Pre-K Drawings Cancelled

All in-district Pre-K applications have been accepted for the 2017-2018 school year. The Pre-K drawings scheduled for March 31 have been cancelled.

Click HERE for more information.

Pre-K Openings @ SWLE

swle prek openings

Solar Eclipse Early Dismissal

On August 21, 2017, the middle Georgia area will experience a solar eclipse at approximately 2:41 p.m. As a result, the Laurens County School System will release students early so all pupils will be home safely during the darkest hours of the event. Early release on August 21 will begin at 12:00 p.m. Prior to this event, teachers will conduct lessons on the eclipse so students can learn about this rare occurrence. Lunch schedules will be adjusted to accommodate the early release.

Click HERE for the full press release.

Georgia School Climate Parent Survey

All parents are encouraged to participate in the Georgia School Climate Parent Survey. The data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis.

The survey link is below. Please click the link and take the survey for each child you have enrolled in an LCSS school. The survey should take no more than ten minutes. Thank you in advance for your help.
 

http://apps.gadoe.org/schoolclimate/parents.nsf/Survey.xsp

Request for Proposals

The Laurens County Board of Education is requesting sealed competitive proposals for the following upcoming construction projects. For more information, please see the links below:

OWL Canopy

East Laurens Campus

Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition

Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition 2016-2017 Laurens County System 1st Place Winners
Congratulations to the following students who will represent Laurens County at the next level of the Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition:

Destruction of Records

Destruction of Records: The Laurens County School System is reviewing old and inactive special education files for the purpose of destroying those that are no longer needed to provide services.  Records of students with disabilities who are 30 years old or older will be destroyed September 2017.  If you are interested in obtaining a copy of the records prior to destruction, you may call Cheryl Rector 478-272-4767 and arrange a time to pick up your special education records.  The deadline to request records is Friday, August 26, 2017 by 3 p.m. 

FY18 Tentative Budget for Laurens County Schools

The tentative budget for FY18 for Laurens County Schools has been released. Click HERE for details.

Pre-K Openings

The Laurens County School System has a limited number of Pre-K openings available at some of our Pre-K sites for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. Wait list forms are being accepted at the Laurens County Board of Education, 467 Firetower Road, Dublin, GA 31021. For further information, please call Cassie Nicholson at 478-272-4767, ext. 1293.

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Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration will be held April 24-28, 2017. Click HERE for details.

Proportionate Share Meeting

The Laurens County Board of Education will hold a meeting to discuss proportionate share on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at 6:00 P.M. at the Laurens County Board of Education. Click here for more information.

2017-2018 Pre-K Selection Process

The Laurens County Board of Education will hold a drawing to randomly select students for the Pre-Kindergarten program for the 2017-2018 school year. Click HERE for more information.

New Traffic Routing

Parents and Staff: Eastside car rider traffic will enter and exit the campus from Ernest Stinson Road. There is a new 3 lane road coming into the car rider area. There are also 2 parking lots, a new canopy that connects the schools, and additional turning lanes. Please allow yourselves plenty of time, be aware of the new direction signage, and watch your speed in this new area. The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office is providing a resource officer and monitoring traffic. Thanks for your cooperation

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2017 Fair Bear Contest Winners

We would like to congratulate the following students for being selected as the system representatives to compete in the 2017 GA Fair Bear Writing Contest:

1st Place Representatives for Laurens County

Charles Spivey - 4th grade - 
East Laurens Elementary School

Lily Collins- 5th grade - 
Southwest Laurens Elementary School

Nevaeh Lagroon-Coley - 6th grade -
East Laurens Middle School

Parent Involvement Surveys FY17

Laurens County Schools are continually looking to improve ways to involve parents in our programs and schools. Your input is vital in the planning and implementation of the parental involvement program and activities in our schools. The focus of Laurens County Schools is to help all students meet high academic achievement standards  regardless of their socioeconomic status and background. The following survey is confidential and will be used to assist us with future planning for parental involvement activities and events at our schools. We appreciate your feedback, and thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.

Click HERE to acess to survey link page.

Survey for Parents of Students with Disabilities

Please see the links below for the 2017 Survey for Parents of Students with Disabilities.

Informational Flyer

Survey Link

HB251 Information

The Laurens County Board of Education, in compliance with House Bill 251 (HB251), has developed a process giving Laurens County parents/guardians the option to request that their children attend any Laurens County school, within the school system, based on space availability. Information pertaining to the Laurens County School-to-School Transfer Request option is posted to the system web site, www.lcboe.net, and will include the implementation procedures, a preliminary list of schools, with available classroom space, and an application to request a transfer. The FY18 application deadline is July 27, 2017. For further information, click on the Parent Resources section on this page, or contact Mr. Kelland Waldrep at kellandwaldrep@lcboe.net or 478-272-4767.

Student Registration for 2017-2018 School Year

Student registration for all schools in the Laurens County School System will be held July 10 - July 31 between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 3:30 P.M. Registration will be at the Laurens County Schools Student Service Center (Old West Laurens High School building) located at 338 West Laurens School Road, Dublin, GA 31021.

For more information and printable forms, please click the link below.
STUDENT REGISTRATION INFORMATION

The Centralized Registration Office may be reached at 478-984-4253.

Summer School 2017

Information is now available about Summer School 2017. Click HERE for information.

Milestones Information

Parents,
The Laurens County School Systems announces our Spring assessment calendar for the End of Grade Milestone Assessment. The Georgia End of Grade Assessment for grades 3-8 will be held in Laurens County on April 17th - April 25th. This year ALL grades will be assessed in English Language Arts and Math. Only fifth and eighth grade will be assessed in Science and Social Studies. Below you will find some links that will provide you with great resources for helping prepare your student for the EOG.

EOG Study Guide
http://www.gadoe.org/…/Assessment/Pages/EOG-Study-Resource-…

EOG - Practice with online experience
http://www.gaexperienceonline.com/

LAURENS COUNTY SCHOOLS BEGIN SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH

At the regular June board meeting, the Laurens County Board of Education approved King - Cooper and Associates to lead their superintendent search. This search for the next Superintendent of the Laurens County School System is now underway. On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, the board held their first planning session with a representative of King - Cooper and Associates, a Georgia firm that will assist the board with the search. MORE

End of Course Information

Parents,
The Laurens County School System announces our Spring assessment calendar for the End of Grade Course Assessment. The Georgia End of Course Assessment for Ninth Grade Lit, American Lit, Algebra I, Geometry, Biology, Physical Science, U.S. History and Economics will be held in Laurens County between May 3rd and May 17th. Below you will find some links that will provide you with great resources for helping prepare your student for the EOC.

End of Grade Study Guide
http://www.gadoe.org/…/Assessment/Pages/EOC-Study-Resource-…

 

End of Grade Online Experience 
http://www.gaexperienceonline.com/

Laurens County Schools Vacancies

Laurens County Schools in Dublin, Georgia, is currently accepting applications for the FY18 school year.

Recently posted vacancies include:

History Teacher at West Laurens High School

Science Teacher at West Laurens High School

English Teacher at West Laurens High School

Interpreter

Para-professional

Substitute bus drivers and monitors

Seamless Summer Nutrition Program

The Laurens County Summer Nutrition Program will operate the USDA Seamless Summer Nutrition Program again this year. Click the links below for details and applications.
Letter to Sites
Site Application

Site Locations, Dates, and Times of Service

Aspen Parent Portal Account

Parents: If you need an Aspen Parent Portal account, please contact Diane Ikner at dianeikner@lcboe.net.
Click HERE for Aspen Family Registration information.
Laurens County Schools ASPEN Link