District News

School Closed on Friday

As a result of Hurricane Michael, Laurens County has suffered widespread damage including broken power poles, power lines and trees down blocking roadways, and the loss of power for more than 80% of our county.  Therefore, the Laurens County School System will be CLOSED on Friday, October 12, 2018.

Laurens County Summer Resources Fair

Parent Flyer

Federal Programs Spring Stakeholders Input Meeting

Stakeholders meeting

Laurens County Parent Cafe

Parent Cafe

School Resumes on Thursday

Students and staff of Laurens County Schools will resume a normal schedule on January 18, 2018.

Students Return to School on Thursday

Laurens County Schools will resume normal operations on Thursday, January 4, 2018.

Schools Closed on Wednesday

Due to the impending inclement weather, the Laurens County School System will be closed for students on Wednesday, January 3, 2018.   Staff should plan on reporting at 10:00 AM.  However, each employee must use good judgement and exercise the highest level of caution when attempting to drive in questionable weather conditions.  We will continue to monitor the situation throughout the night and into the morning and will let you know if any additional changes are needed regarding tomorrow’s workday or Thursday’s schedule.

Christmas Holidays

Laurens County Schools will be closed for Christmas Holidays December 18, 2017 - January 1, 2018.

Staff members return to work on January 2, 2018.

Students return to school on January 3, 2018.

christmas wreath

Pre-K Openings

The Laurens County School System has a limited number of Pre-K openings available for the current school year. Click HERE for details.
LCSS Pre-K

Welcome Back to School

I hope each of you had a very relaxing summer break. Since the departure of students back in May, our principals, district leadership team members, maintenance crews, transportation team, school nutrition department, custodial staff, and other support personnel have been working very long hours in preparation for the new academic year.  All campuses have received upgrades to enhance safety and security.  Several campuses have received carpet replacement, new floors, additional classroom space, and other major improvements. 

Student Half-Day /Parent Conferences

Thursday, September 20 is a half-day for students. Students will be released at 12:00. Busses will run their regular routes starting at 12:00.

Early Dismissal on Wednesday

Administrators with Laurens County Schools have just been provided the most recent weather updates from EMA and Homeland Security.  Severe winds and storms are anticipated to arrive in our area by 2:00 PM tomorrow, October 10. Therefore, the Laurens County School System will dismiss at 12 o’clock NOON on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. 

School is Open

All schools now have all utilities restored and we will resume normal operating hours on Monday, October 15. 

Report Cards

Report cards will be sent home on Tuesday, October 23, 2018.

Laurens County Milestones End of Grade Growth Scores

Parents, the State of Georgia End of Grade Growth Score reports should have come home with your student on November 9, 2017. Students in grades 5-9 should have received this report. Please see the video link below to provide a greater understanding of what these scores represent. If you have any questions concerning your child's scores, please contact the school.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGZnRjUnrTA - English Version

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djLcpc3XBw0 - Spanish Version

2018-2019 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 2018-2019 school year. Click HERE for more information.
prek

Request for Proposal

The Laurens County Board of Education is requesting competitive proposals for the additions and renovations to East Laurens High School Stadium. For more information, please see the link below:

Request for Proposal

Open House

Open House at all Laurens County Schools will be held on August 6, 2018 between the hours of 2:00 and 6:00 P.M.
open hose

We Are Ready!

Millage Rate Meeting

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 21, 2018 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 2018 TAX DIGEST AND 5 YEAR HISTORY OF LEVY

School Closed on Thursday

Governor Deal has issued an emergency declaration for 92 counties in Georgia, including Laurens County.  We have been closely monitoring this storm over the past 12 hours as central Georgia is in the direct path of Hurricane Michael with the eye of the storm scheduled to cross Dublin, GA early Thursday morning.  Therefore, the Laurens County School System will be CLOSED on Thursday, October 11, 2018.  We will continue to monitor the storm and any conditions that may impact school on Friday.

Laurens County Schools Parent Workshop

Raise a Reader, a Laurens County Schools Parent Workshop, will be held on October 25, 2018. This event will take place at the OWL Student Service Center at 338 West Laurens School Road in Dublin from 11:30 AM until 12:30 PM. Please use the link below for additional event details.

raise a reader

 

School Climate Survey FY18

Please take a few moments and complete the survey at the link below. The survey can be completed from your computer, tablet, or smartphone device. Thanks.

http://gshs.gadoe.org/Lists/Parents/NewForm.aspx

Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Hollie Beale, teacher at West Laurens High School, for being named the 2018 Laurens County Schools Teacher of the Year.

We also congratulate the following teachers for being named Teacher of the Year at their respective schools:

Jeremy Ikner: East Laurens Primary School
Shelby Hammonds: East Laurens Elementary School
Laura Horne: Northwest Laurens Elementary School
Danielle Baker: Southwest Laurens Elementary School
Katrina Miller: East Laurens Middle School
Essence O'Neal: West Laurens Middle School
Wesley Tanner: East Laurens High School
Hollie Beale: West Laurens High School

No 2018-2019 Pre-K Selection Drawing

There will not be a 2018-2019 Pre-K selection drawing for ELP, NWLE, SWLE, and WLHS. 

Click HERE for more information.
prek

Request for Proposals - Bus Shop

The Laurens County Board of Education is requesting proposals from interested and qualified construction firms for the design and build for additions to the Laurens County bus shop.

Responses must be received by the Laurens County School Board Office at 467 Firetower Rd., Dublin, GA 31021 on or before 10:00 am Eastern Standard Time on August 5, 2018.

Click the links below for more information:

Sealed Competitive Proposals - Bus Shop
Bus Garage Specs

Are You Ready?

Georgia Parent Survey

The Georgia Parent Survey is available and will be open until March 1, 2019. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphone, or tablet. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. The Georgia Parent Survey is also available in Spanish. Parents may select the Spanish version within the survey. The Georgia Parent Survey link is posted below.

Georgia Parent Survey:

http://gshs.gadoe.org/parents

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration will be held April 23-27, 2018. Click HERE for details.

Student Accident Insurance

Student Accident Insurance for the 2018-2019 school year is available through Markel. Click here for more information.

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 9, 2017 at the Pulaski County Board of Education Auditorium in Hawkinsville, GA. Click the image below for details.
gala 2017

Stakeholder's Meeting for Rachel's Challenge Held

Laurens County Schools hosted a stakeholder's meeting for Rachel's Challenge with targeted community members. We thank those from the community who took the time to join us for this important meeting.

stakeholders

FY 18 Parent and Family Engagement Survey

Laurens County Schools are continually looking to improve ways to engage parents in our programs and schools. Your input is vital in the planning and implementation of the parent and family engagement program and activities in our schools. The focus of all Title I programs is to help eligible students meet the same high academic achievement standards expected of all children, regardless of their socioeconomic status and background. The following survey is confidential and will be used to assist us with future planning for parent engagement activities and events at our schools. We appreciate your feedback, and thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. Paper copies are available upon request.

Laurens County Elementary School Parent and Family Engagement Survey

Laurens County Middle School Parent and Family Engagement Survey

Laurens County High School Parent and Family Engagement Survey

Laurens County Parent and Family Engagement Spanish Survey

JobOpenings

available jobs

HOPE REACH Georgia

If you have an upcoming eighth grade student, your child may be eligible to receive a $10,000 scholarship to support post secondary education upon graduation from high school through HOPE REACH Georgia.  For more information, visit the following website for an application or contact the counselor at your child's school.  Priority will be given to those students that are eligible for free and reduced lunch. If you have not already filled out a Free and Reduced Lunch Application for this school year, this will need to be submitted along with your application.  All applications are due no later than May 25 to your child's school counselor. No late or incomplete applications will be considered. 

FRL Application: https://reachga.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/FRL-Application-Prototype.pdf

Student Application (English):  https://reachga.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Student-Application-2018-2019.pdf

Student Application (Spanish): https://reachga.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/SPANISH-Student-Application-2018-2019.pdf

Invitation to Bid for Food Products

Use the link below to access information on the Invitation to Bid for Food Products. The bid due date is June, 20, 2018.

INVITATION TO BID FOR FOOD PRODUCTS

GOSA Georgia School Grades Reports

Use the link below to access the Governor's Office of Student Achievement's Annual Report Cards for the Laurens County School System and individual schools:

Report Card - LCSS
 

State Softball Round One Playoffs Game Changes

1st round state softball games have been moved from Wednesday 10/10/18 to Tuesday 10/9/18.

ELHS @ Vidalia 4:30 DH

WLHS home vs Baldwin 4:30 DH

Proportionate Share Meeting

The Laurens County Board of Education will hold a meeting to discuss proportionate share on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at 6:00 P.M. at the Laurens County Board of Education. Click here for more information.

Buddy Ball

Middle Georgia Buddy Ball is a baseball game for children with special needs who would not ordinarily have the opportunity to participate in team sports. The event will take place on October 13, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM at the Southern Pines Adult Complex.

Laurens County Schools Welcomes Dr. Dan Brigman

Laurens County Schools welcomes Dr. Dan Brigman as the new superintendent.

Brigman 1     Brigman 2

Laurens County Schools Teams with Rachel's Challenge

Laurens County Schools has partnered with Rachel's Challenge, a program designed to provide a framework for positive climate and culture in our schools. School and community events have been scheduled.

Community events are as scheduled:

East Side Community Event: 2/1/2018 @ 6:00 in ELHS Gym - Click HERE for flyer.

West Side Community Event: 2/6/2018 @ 6:00 in WLHS Gym - Click HERE for flyer.

For more information on Rachel's Challenge, please click the link below.

http://rachelschallenge.org/

rachel's challenge

English as Second Language Classes

Free 
English as A Second Language Classes 
Provided by Laurens County Schools

Clases Gratis
Clases de Inglés como Segundo indioma. Proporcindao por las Escuelas Del Condado de Laurens

Contact - Tim Passmore or Kelland Waldrep at 478-272-4767
Contacto - Tim Passmore or Kelland Waldrep at 478-272-4767

  Spanish Version                                                                                                      English Version

Request for Proposal - Waste Removal Services

Laurens County Board of Education is accepting proposals for waste removal services.Bids must be submitted by June 12, 2018. Please click on the following link for more information.

Waste Removal Services

Laurens County Schools Receives Grant Award

Laurens County Schools has been awarded $307,900.00 for Round 5 of the Connections for Classrooms Program. This grant money will be used to purchase chromebooks for grades K-2. The addition of these chromebooks will allow us to reach our goal of 1:1 student devices in grades K-12.

chromebooks

HOPE REACH Scholarship

ATTENTION ALL BUSINESS PARTNERS. We are looking for area businesses to support the HOPE REACH Scholarship for the 2018-2019 school year. Each year, Laurens County can select up to three upcoming 8th graders to receive this honor. The school system is responsible for raising $1500 of the scholarship per student through partnerships with local businesses.The state will fund the remaining $8500 per student. In order for the student to receive the scholarship to pursue post-secondary options upon graduation, he/she must maintain acceptable grades, attendance, and behavior. If you are interested in helping us grow tomorrow's leaders, please complete the form and return by June 30, 2018. As always, thanks for your support.  

Click HERE for Partnership Form

 

Bus Drivers Needed

School bus drivers are needed in Laurens County. Click the link below for more information.bus

BUS DRIVERS NEEDED

HB251 Laurens County School-to-School Transfer Requests

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 FY19 application deadline is July 27, 2018.  For further information, please review the information listed under parent resourses top tab, posted to the Laurens County Board of Education website, or contact Mr. Kelland Waldrep at kellandwaldrep@lcboe.net or 478-272-4767.

FY19 Tentative Budget for Laurens County Schools

The tentative budget for FY19 for Laurens County Schools has been released. Click HERE for details.

Summer Meals Program

The Laurens County Schools Nutrition Program will operate the USDA Seamless Summer Nutrition Program again this year. Click the link below for information.

SUMMER MEALS INFORMATION