District News

2018 ESPLOST Annual Report

Use the link below to access the 2018 ESPLOST Annual Report.

REPORT

RFP for Survey and Wetland Delineation

The Laurens County Board of Education is hereby seeking proposals from registered surveyors to provide a survey and wetland delineation for the new site of the Laurens County Football Stadium in East Dublin, GA.

 

Click here for the RFP for Survey and Wetland Delineation

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.

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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

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.

Meet the Coach

Meet the Coach at a Tailgate at the Chamber. Click HERE for details.

Requests for Proposals

Laurens County Board of Education is accepting proposals for waste removal services and pest control services.  Bids must be submitted by May 31, 2016.  Please click on the following links for more information.

Waste Removal Services

Pest Control Services

First Day of School

Welcome back to school! Today is an exciting day for students, teachers, parents, and school staff. We hope that everyone has a great day.

Mandated Reporter Training

Click HERE for information on the Mandated Reporter Training for Educators online course for Laurens County School System Employees and Volunteers.

Child Abuse Awareness Month

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month. Wear white on April 30 to white out child sexual abuse. Click here for more information.

SACS Accreditation Coming Soon

 

 

 

State Board of Education provides $14.8 million to improve Georgia schools’ technology infrastructure

The Laurens County School System receives $1.5 million to provide wireless technology to every classroom. Click here for the press release.

Cookie for an "A"

All first grade students making Honor Roll are eligible to receive a free cookie from 'Tis So Sweet Bakery. Click here for more details.

Work Session and Board Meeting

The Laurens County Board of Education will hold a work session on Monday, October 6, 2014 and a board meeting on Thursday, October 9, 2014. Both meetings will be held at the Laurens County Board of Education office at 467 Firetower Road.

HGCCA Information

The Heart of Georgia College and Career Academy is offering two new programs of study for 9th grade students in the coming year. Click here for more information.

Request for Proposals

Laurens County Board of Education is preparing requests for proposals for foods, chemicals and paper products for the School Nutrition Program.  Any vendor wishing to supply a bid should submit contact information to Donna Sapp by June 1, 2014.  Contact information including vendor name, address, telephone number and email address may be mailed to the contact information below:

Laurens County Board of Education
467 Firetower Road
Dublin, GA 31021
donnasapp@lcboe.net
(478) 272-4767

HGRESA Banquet Rescheduled

Due to the predicted weather conditions, it is necessary for the Heart of Georgia RESA to reschedule the Academic Awards-Serving Learning Collaborative Event that was scheduled for Tuesday, April 29.  The new date is Monday, May 5th at 6:00 PM.  The event location will remain the same - DuBose Porter Building in Dublin.

CCRPI

For information on CCRPI, visit The Governor's Office of Student Achievement website at http://gosa.georgia.gov.

Heart of Georgia College and Career Academy

Calling all 8th Grade students and parents. Come gain firsthand knowledge of the exciting opportunities offered by the Heart of Georgia College and Career Academy.

2013-2014 Young Georgia Authors Winners
Congratulations to the system winners from the Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition for 2013-2014.
2014-2015 Fair Bear Contest Winners

Click here to see a list of the 2014-2105 Fair Bear Contest winners for Laurens County.

2014-2015 Pre-K Selection Process Information

The Pre-K selection process will be held on March 21, 2014. For more information, click on the Parent Resources link at the top of this page, and select the FY15 Pre-K Selection Process Information link.

NWLE Community Forum

The community forum at NWLE will be held on Thursday, January 30 at 6:00 P.M.

Schools Closed

Laurens County Schools will be closed for students Tuesday, January 28 and Wednesday, January 29 due to forecasted wintry mix of snow/sleet/rain. Staff will report to work Tuesday morning.

The community forum scheduled for Tuesday, January 28 will be rescheduled. More information will be available soon.

SWLE Community Forum Rescheduled

The community forum at Southwest Laurens Elementary School has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 6:00 P.M.

Schools Closed

Due to extreme cold conditions, all Laurens County Schools will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 for all students and staff.

Teachers of the Year
Congratulations to our 2014-15 LCS Teachers of the Year!

Crossroads/PLC: Luciana Turner
East Laurens Elementary School: Candace Keen
East Laurens High School: Lecresicia Marion
East Laurens Middle School: Paul Conyers
East Laurens Primary School: Steven Alligood
Northwest Laurens Elementary School: Amanda Allen
Southwest Laurens Elementary School: Chandra Hall
West Laurens High School: Karen Newsome
West Laurens Middle School: Kiley Karmazinas

The TOTY Breakfast will be held on November 20 to announce the Laurens County Schools Teacher of the Year.

Report Cards

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

School is Open

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

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. 

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.

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. 

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.

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

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. 

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.

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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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.

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 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.

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.

OPEN HOUSE

Laurens County's schools will have Open House activities Thursday, August 4, 2016 between the hours of 2:00 and 6:00 P.M.

Bids for Old WLHS Renovations

The Laurens County School System is currently accepting bids for portions of the renovations to the Old West Laurens High School that are being completed under the direction of our maintenance staff. Cleaning and remediation, painting, ceiling replacement, replacement lighting, and flooring installation bids are a part of this process.

For additional information or to bid, please contact Mr. McKinley Kemp at mckinleykemp@lcboe.net

Vacancy Notice

Laurens County Schools in Dublin, Georgia, announces the following vacancies for the FY17 school year. 

 

Please note most of these vacancies are OPEN FOR TEN (10) DAYS only (April 18-28). All applications must be submitted online at www.lcboe.net. Go to the APPLICANT login on the bottom right of the homepage to apply. Remember to attach a current resume AND a copy of your valid GA teaching certificate (if applicable).

 

As always, the HR department is happy to assist you if we can. Please emailsunnyfranks@lcboe.net or janetgreer@lcboe.net if we can help or answer your questions. 

 

INTERNAL ONLY VACANCIES: Outside applicants not accepted at this time for these two positions. Current LCBOE employees may apply online at www.lcboe.net.

Centralized Registrar

SPED Facilitator

 

AT LARGE VACANCIES:

Elementary Music Teacher @ NWLE

Health & PE Teacher @ ELMS

Agricultural Science Teacher @ELMS

Economics Teacher @ELHS

Elementary Teacher @SWLE

Speech Language Pathologist

Assistant Principal @ELE

 

Thanks for considering Laurens County Schools!

Stakeholders Meeting 2015

Community stakeholders are invited to attend a Federal Advisory and Strategic Planning Meeting at the Laurens County Board of Edcation Board Room on Tuesday, August 18, 2015. Two meeting times are offered: 9:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M. Click HERE for details.

Request for Proposals

The Laurens County Board of Education is requesting sealed competitive proposals for construction of renovations and modifications to West Laurens Middle School. For more information, please see the links below:

Advertisement for Proposals

Request for Competitive Proposals

Shout Out to Bay Bay

Strategic Waivers School System Hearing
Before June 30, 2015, all school systems in Georgia had to declare whether they wished to become a charter system, a strategic waiver system, or a status quo system.  Laurens County Schools elected to pursue the Strategic Waivers application.
 
You are invited to attend the Strategic Waivers School System (IE2) hearing to be held at the Laurens County Board of Education on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, at 5:00.
Christmas Holidays


Christmas Holidays for students begin on December 18, 2015.
Christmas Holidays for staff begin on December 21, 2015.
Monday, January 4, 2016 is an inservice day for staff.
Students will return to school on Tuesday, January 5, 2016.

Makeup Flu Clinics

The Laurens County Health Department will be conducting makeup flu clinics for students who were absent for the first school flu clinic.  Also during this time, children 8 and under who need a second dose of flu vaccine will be vaccinated if they returned a consent form for a second dose.  A limited supply of flu mist is now available, so if your child was not vaccinated due to a flu mist shortage, they will have an opportunity to receive the flu mist if they have not already been vaccinated. The dates for the makeup and second dose flu clinics are as follows…

December 8 - Southwest Laurens, West Laurens Middle and High School

December 10 - Northwest Laurens

December 16 - East Laurens schools

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Laurens County Health Department at 272-2051.

WLHS Lady Raiders Headed to Elite Eight


The WLHS Lady Raiders softball team has advanced to the Elite Eight State Championship Tournament in Columbus with a second round series win over Marist. The tournament will be held October 29-31. 

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

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 27, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM at the Southern Pines Adult Complex.

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

Stakeholders Meeting 2016

Community stakeholders are invited to attend a Federal Advisory and Strategic Planning Meeting at the Laurens County Board of Edcation Board Room on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. Two meeting times are offered: 9:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M. Click HERE for details.

Parent Notification Newsletter

Click HERE for the 2015-2016 Parent Notification Newsletter.

Education Summit at LCBOE

Congressman Rick Allen would like to invite parents, teachers, and faculty of all 12th District Schools to join him in a round-table discussion regarding upcoming education legislation. The summit will be held at the Laurens County Board of Education office on February 17, 2015 at 5:00 P.M. Click here for more details.

Job Fair - Middle/High School Applicants


Click HERE for Job Fair details.

Back to School Flyer

Click here for the Laurens County Schools Back to School flyer. This flyer contains the school calendar, open house calendar, contact information, and other valuable information.

Congratulations to WLMS FFA

Congratulations to WLMS FFA, “Top 12 In Nation”
The West Laurens FFA traveled to national competitions this week where they were recognized as being in the TOP 12 Clubs in the Nation for Conduct of Chapter Meetings.  Congratulations to our outstanding FFA members, Mrs. Hope Carter, FFA Sponsor and Mr. Tim Passmore, CTAE Director for a Job Well Done!

WLMS FFA 2018

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.

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

We Are Ready!

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.
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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

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.
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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

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. 

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 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

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.

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.

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.

School Nutrition Information for the New School Year

The School Nutrition Department has information available for the new school year. Find out about menu prices, meal charging policy, free and reduced lunches, and much more. Click HERE to visit the School Nutrition page.

Special Olympics Cancelled Due to Weather

Due to rain and thunderstorms forecasted for Friday, the local Special Olympics events have been cancelled.

Job Vacancies


The LCSS announces two vacancies: 

One is for the INSTRUCTIONAL COACH at East Laurens Middle School; another is for the HEAD FOOTBALL COACH at East Laurens High School.

 

FY16 Parent Involvement Survey for Title I Schools

Parents of Students at Title I Schools (ELP, ELE, ELMS, NWLE, SWLE): Please use the link below to access the FY16 Parent Survey. The survey will be open until February 29, 2016.

FY16 Parent Involvement Survey for Title I Schools

FY16 Parent Involvement Survey for Title I Schools - Spanish

SWLE Holds Farm Day

Southwest Laurens Elementary School recently held a Farm Day.
See the PHOTOS section below for more photos.

Duke Named GAESP President

Dr. Amy Duke, principal at Northwest Laurens Elementary School, was sworn in as president-elect at the 2015 Summer GAEL Conference. 

FY15 LCBOE Gifted Survey

Click HERE for the FY15 LCBOE Gifted Survey.

Laurens County Welcomes AdvancEd

This week Laurens County Schools hosts an AdvancEd External Review. This review is part of our inaugural accreditation process. We look forward to showing off our schools and sharing with our guests our improvement process. In Laurens County, we live our mission, "Rigor, relevance, relationships... Every Teacher, Every Student, Every Day."

GEORGIA HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION TEST REGISTRATION

Visit the link below to register to take the GHSGT:

GEORGIA HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION TEST REGISTRATION

Board Room Artwork

Southwest Laurens Elementary and East Laurens Primary have artwork on display in the Board Room for the months of December and January.  Thanks to all of the students who shared their talents with us.  Also, we wish to thank Mrs. Hogan (SWL) and Mrs. Guiragossian (ELP) for their work.

                 

School Flu Clinic Consent Form Packet

South Central Health District has announced school flu clinic datesThe school flu clinic consent form packet may be accessed by clicking here. Only the one page consent form will need to be returned to the school. All other pages in the packet are for informational purposes.

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

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

 

Are You Ready?

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

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

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

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

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.
HG TA

 

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.

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.

Pre-K Openings @ SWLE

swle prek openings

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.

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

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.


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

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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Job Vacancies

Laurens County Schools announces vacancies for FY17. Click HERE for details.

Laurens County SkillsUSA Chapters Attend Fall Leadership

SkillsUSA Chapters from East and West Laurens High School attended Fall Leadership Conference at Jekyll Island on October 22-24, 2015. SkillsUSA Georgia hosts a Fall Leadership Conference each year to train students and teachers in leadership skills that will allow them to go back to their school and lead their local chapters through a successful school year. SkillsUSA Georgia advisors were encouraged to bring their local officers and any other students interested in learning how to demonstrate their leadership abilities. This year’s event had 900 attendees from all over the state.  Students participated in sessions that guide them in developing team building, public speaking, communication and community service skills, just to name a few. While at the conference the students also participated in a STEAM race challenge where students from each chapter built a soap box derby style car and competed against other chapters.

Teacher of the Year Video and News Footage

Click on the link below for Laurens County Schools' Teacher of the Year video and news footage of the banquet from TV-35.

http://tv35.tv/shows/newswatch/newswatch-teacher-of-the-year/

HB 251 Information

FY17 Final Space Availability for HB251 information is now available. Information may be obtained by visiting the Parent Resources section.

Welcome Back!

Summer break is drawing to a close! The first day back for students is Tuesday, August 6th. Grab your copy of the 2013-2014 school year calendar by clicking here.

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

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
 

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

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

JobOpenings

available jobs

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

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.

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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.

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:

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

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.
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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

2016 National Beta Schools of Merit

Several Laurens County schools have been recognized as National Beta Schools of Merit. Click HERE for more information.

Proposed Revisions to Standards

The Georgia Department of Education has released the drafts of revised K-12 science and K-12 social studies standards for public review and comment for 60 days from January 15, 2016, through March 14, 2016.  Click here to access the drafts of the specific revised standards.

Central Office Staff Donates Books

The Laurens County School System central office staff recently collected children's books for the pediatric floor at Fairview Park Hospital. Dr. Juli Alligood, Superintendent, delivered the books to nurses who will share them with young patients. Pictured left to right are Dr. Alligood, Kelly Crawford, Carol Bland, and Linda Johnson. Click HERE for larger photo.

GAready4K

Georgia has its very own free text service for parents of 4 and 5 years olds!  Thanks to the Georgia Department of Education and Stanford University, parents can receive tips, facts and resources to help get their child ready for kindergarten.  Joining is easy- parents just text "GAready4K" to 313131.

Silent Walk

The Suicide Prevention Coalition of Dublin's Silent Walk will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2015. Click HERE for details.

Georgia Special Needs Scholarship

Click HERE for information on the Georgia Special Needs Scholoarship.

Laurens County Schools Awarded Aspen District of the Year for 2015

Every year Follett School Solutions recognizes districts that have partnered with our organization to deploy the Aspen student information system in new, innovative, and fiscally responsible ways. Among hundreds of other districts, Laurens County Schools in Dublin, Georgia, was selected for the 2015 Aspen district of the year award. MORE

Student Accident Insurance

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

Kindergarten Registration

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

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

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

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

Laurens County Schools Welcomes Dr. Dan Brigman

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

Brigman 1     Brigman 2

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

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.

prek

FY16 Parent Input Survey for Non-Title I Schools

Parents of Students at Non-Title I Schools (ELHS, WLMS, WLHS, Diamond): Please use the link below to access the FY16 Parent Survey. The survey will be open until February 29, 2016.

FY16 Parent Input Survey for Non-Title I Schools

FY16 Parent Input Survey for Non-Title I Schools - Spanish

2015-16 School Flu Campaign

This season we would like to help protect our student body from the flu by providing flu vaccinations during school hours. The Health Department will be offering influenza vaccinations with one of two kinds of vaccine. Forms must be returned to the school by September 18. Click HERE for more information.

Graduation Diploma Petition Form

Click HERE to access the Graduation Diploma Petition Form.

2016-2017 PreK Selection Process

The drawings to randomly select students for the 2016-2017 Pre-Kindergarten Program will be held on April 1, 2016. Click here for details.

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.

Free and Reduced Price Application

To access the Laurens County Free and Reduced Price Meal Application click here.

Bus Drivers Needed

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

BUS DRIVERS NEEDED

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

 

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

Pre-K Openings Available

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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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2017-2018 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.

Dual Enrollment and Move On When Ready

Click HERE for information on Georgia's Dual Enrollment and Move on When Ready programs.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

2016 HGRESA Elementary Science Fair Contest

LCBOE elementary schools recently competed in the 2016 HGRESA Science Fair Contest. Please see the photo gallery below to view pictures of students' work from ELE, NWLE, and SWLE.

Move On When Ready

Parents of an upcoming high school student for the 2016-2017 school year have an opportunity to review information about Georgia’s Move Own When Ready dual-credit program. This program allows students to earn high school course credits while taking college courses. For more information, click HERE.

Assessment News 2014-2015

The face of assessment is changing in the state of Georgia. No longer will we be giving the CRCT and EOCT tests as we know them. The new assessments are not redesigned versions of CRCT and EOCT. Rather, they are completely new assessments. MORE

 

 

 

 

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

Parents' Right to Know Teacher Qualifications

Click on the link below to view information about parents' right to know about teacher qualifications.

Parents' Right to Know - Teacher Qualifications

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

FY19 Tentative Budget for Laurens County Schools

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

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

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/

Summer School 2017

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

Georgia Schools' Parent Survey

State of Georgia mandates that a school must have its PARENTS complete an online climate survey.  It's that time of year and we NEED your help! The survey 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 about ten minutes. If you do not have internet available at  home, please come into our school one day this week  before Thanksgiving holidays to complete the survey. The results of this survey impact our annual CCRPI score that replaced AYP. Thank you in advance for your help with this!
 

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

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

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/

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