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BOARD SCHEDULES MEETING TO “MEET THE FINALIST"

The Laurens County Board of Education has scheduled a meeting Wednesday, October 25 to give local citizens the opportunity to meet Dr. Dan Brigman, the finalist for the Laurens County School Superintendent.  The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. and the location will be at the old West Laurens High School library (Training Room #1) located at 338 West Laurens School Road in Dublin, Georgia.

In addition to meeting Dr. Brigman, there will be an opportunity for people to submit questions both to Dr. Brigman and the Board of Education members.

Anyone unable to attend the meeting can submit a question in advance at the Laurens County Board of Education.

School Closings (9/14/17) - Hurricane Irma

Laurens County Schools in Dublin, GA, will be closed for students and staff on Thursday, September 14, 2017.  As of noon today, many of our faculty, staff, and students' families remain without power to their homes; additionally, two of our schools remain open as Red Cross Evacuation Shelters.  

We expect that as Hurricane Irma evacuees are relocated from our schools later today, we will begin the dismantling and cleaning of our facilities so that we can resume normal operations as soon as possible. We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

School Closings (9/13/17) - Hurricane Irma

Due to widespread power outages and damage from Hurricane Irma, as well as delays in the evacuation of our emergency shelters, Laurens County Schools in Dublin, GA will be closed on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. No students or staff should report to school or work.

Laurens County Schools Press Release Regarding Hurricane Irma

Officials with the Laurens County Schools in Dublin, Georgia, are closely monitoring the current situation as Hurricane Irma approaches the U.S. Mainland. As has been the case for several years, the school district works with local and state emergency management officials....

 

Click Here for Full Press Release

Board Moves Forward With Superintendent Search

The Laurens County Board of Education continues to work on selecting a new Superintendent of Schools. Planning for the search began in June. The Board asked King-Cooper and Associates, a superintendent search firm, to serve as consultants for the search. The position was advertised with an application deadline of August 18, 2017, and information about the search has been available on the school system website. The Board also conducted an online survey that was completed by almost 600 community members and school district staff.

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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

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.

Letter from South Central Health District and Laurens County Schools

Please see the letter below for information about steps that were taken to address the situation of illnesses in evacuee shelters at ELMS and ELHS.

Letter from South Central Health District and Laurens County Schools

Combat Bullying Tour of Schools

In observance of Bullying Prevention and Awareness Month, Laurens County schoos is hosting “The Combat Bullying Tour” featuring Mr. Willie Raines, of Reclaiming Ground Inc. To forward his message of bullying prevention and awareness, he uses feats of strength to promote a strong and inspiring message of unity in our community against bullying. Please join us on Tuesday, October 17, at 6:00 PM at the Old West Laurens Gym as we come together as a community to combat bullying in our schools. All community members are encouraged to attend this event.

Please click HERE for the Tour of Schools Schedule.

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

Setting of Millage Rate

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 located at 467 Firetower Road, Dublin, Georgia, on September 29, 2017 at 9:00 AM and pursuant to the requirements of O.C.G.A. Section 48-5-32 does hereby publish the following presentation of the current year's tax digest and levy, along with the history of the tax digest and levy for the past five years.

CURRENT 2017 TAX DIGEST AND 5 YEAR HISTORY OF LEVY

LCBOE Names Dan Brigman Superintendent Finalist

After a lengthy search that began in June, the Laurens County Board of Education has named Dr. Dan Brigman as the finalist for the Superintendent of Laurens County Schools. Dr. Brigman has twenty-four years of public education experience, and the past thirteen years has served as a superintendent. He has also been a teacher, assistant principal, principal, and central office administrator.

Click HERE for the full press release. 

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

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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.

2017-2018 School Flu Campaign

South Central Health District will again be conducting school flu clinics for Laurens County Schools. The school flu clinic consent form packet may be accessed by clicking here. Check back here for information on school flu clinic dates.

Community Forum on Transition Services

The Heart of Georgia Transition Alliance is hosting a Community Forum on Transition Services for Individuals with Disabilities on October 20, 2017 at the Heart of Georgia RESA. Click HERE for details.
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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. 

School Resumes 9/15/2017

Laurens County Schools in Dublin, Ga, will resume normal operations on Friday, Sept 15, 2017. All students and staff should report to school and work per their usual times.

We thank you for your patience, help, and understanding as we have endured the weather events of the past week.

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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School Closings - Hurricane Irma

Laurens County Schools in Dublin, Georgia, will be closed on Monday, September 11, 2017, and Tuesday, September 12, 2017, due to the approach of Hurricane Irma. Our four schools that serve as American Red Cross EVACUATION Centers are scheduled to be opened as evacuation shelters under the direction of the Red Cross and other state officials.

 

No students or staff should report to school or work; anyone who wishes to volunteer at a shelter should report to the Red Cross personnel at that facility.

 

Please watch our website, Facebook pages, and usual media outlets for updates.

 

PRESS RELEASE

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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Pre-K Openings Available

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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