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January Board of Education Meeting

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BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
January 17, 2019

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Work Session

7:00 P.M. Regular Board Meeting

DECATUR COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPPORT CENTER
507 MARTIN STREET
BAINBRIDGE, GEORGIA

Work Session Agenda

Regular Session Agenda

Georgia Parent Survey

Please take a few minutes and provide us feedback!

The Georgia Parent Survey contains 24 questions and you may complete the survey using a personal computer, smartphone or tablet.  If you do not have access to the Internet, there will be opportunities for you to do so at the school or feel free to call the school and schedule a time to complete the survey. We encourage you to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data is used as part of our ongoing school improvement process. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. Please click the link below to complete the survey. We appreciate you taking the time to do so and we value your feedback. 

Georgia Parent Survey Link:

http://gshs.gadoe.org/parents

 

December Decatur County Board of Education Meeting

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BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
December 13, 2018
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Retirement Reception for Dr. Cochran & Mr. Grubbs
7:00 P.M. Regular Board Meeting

DECATUR COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPPORT CENTER
507 MARTIN STREET
BAINBRIDGE, GEORGIA 39817

Agenda

Updated Benz Info, Update Benz Info
Road to the Benz Information Road to the Benz
Decatur County Board of Education Called Meeting

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BOARD OF EDUCATION CALLED MEETING
November 27, 2018
6:00  P.M. CALLED Board Meeting

DECATUR COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPPORT CENTER
507 MARTIN STREET
BAINBRIDGE, GEORGIA

Agenda

November Board of Education Meeting

Board of Education Letterhead

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
November 8, 2018

6:00 P.M. Work Session

7:00 P.M. Regular Board Meeting

DECATUR COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPPORT CENTER
507 MARTIN STREET
BAINBRIDGE, GEORGIA

Work Session Agenda

Regular Session Agenda

 

 

September Decatur County Board of Education Meeting

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BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
September 20, 2018
No Work Session
7:00 P.M. Regular Board Meeting
DECATUR COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPPORT CENTER
507 MARTIN STREET
BAINBRIDGE, GEORGIA

Agenda

August Decatur County Schools Board of Education Meeting

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BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
August 16, 2018
6:00 P.M. Work Session
7:00 P.M. Regular Board Meeting
DECATUR COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPPORT CENTER
507 MARTIN STREET
BAINBRIDGE, GEORGIA

Work Session Agenda

Regular Meeting Agenda

July Decatur County Board of Education Meeting

Decatur County Board of Education Letterhead

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
JULY 19, 2018
No Work Session
7:00 P.M. Regular Board Meeting

DECATUR COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPPORT CENTER
507 MARTIN STREET
BAINBRIDGE, GEORGIA

AGENDA

Decatur County Board of Education Called Meeting June 4, 2018

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BOARD OF EDUCATION CALLED MEETING

JUNE 4, 2018
12:30 P.M.
CALLED Board Meeting

DECATUR COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPPORT CENTER
507 MARTIN STREET
BAINBRIDGE, GEORGIA

Agenda

Invitation to Participate

Decatur County Schools annually conducts a Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA), reviews and revises our CLIP (Consolidated LEA Implementation Plan) and our Title I Parent and Family Engagement Plan.  The annual review process is discussed at our annual Title I Stakeholder Meetings. Opportunities to attend these meetings will be held on Monday, June 11, 2018, at the Decatur County Schools Support Center located at 507 Martin Street in West Bainbridge. There will be two repeated sessions:  11:00 am until 1:00 pm OR 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm.  All parents and stakeholders are encouraged to attend one of these informational meetings and offer feedback and suggestions.

For more information, please contact:

 Kathy Varner at 229-248-2836 or by email at kvarner@dcboe.com.

Summer iStation & iLearn! Stay Engaged this Summer
View Live Streaming of BHS Graduation Ceremony
Decatur County Board of Education Public Hearing

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Decatur County Board of Education, pursuant to the requirements of O.C.G.A Section 20-2-167.1, does hereby announce two public meetings will be held to solicit public input on the proposed Fiscal Year 2019 operating budget. Meetings will be held on June 4, 2018 at 12:30 PM and on June 14, 2018 at 7:00 PM at the School Board Room, 507 Martin Street, Bainbridge, GA.

Tentative Budget FY19

May Decatur County Board of Education Meeting

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DECATUR COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
May 17, 2018

6:00 P.M.  Work Session

7:00 P.M. Regular Board Meeting

DECATUR COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPPORT CENTER
507 MARTIN STREET

BAINBRIDGE, GEORGIA

Work Session Agenda

Regular Work Session

April 2018 Decatur County Board Of Education Meeting

DCBOE LOGO

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
April 26, 2018
7:00 P.M.
Regular Board Meeting

DECATUR COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPPORT CENTER
507 MARTIN STREET
BAINBRIDGE, GEORG
IA

Agenda

 

Decatur County Board of Education Public Hearing

DCBOE Letterhead

DECATUR COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
March 26, 2018

Public Hearing 6:00 P.M.

DECATUR COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPPORT CENTER
507 MARTIN STREET
BAINBRIDGE, GEORGIA

AGENDA

Georgia Milestones Re-Test Information

Decatur County Schools is a Strategic Waiver System, which allows our system to waive specific state board rules. In our current strategic waiver, we chose to waive O.G.C.A 20-2-283 & 20-2-284. This waiver allows us as a system not to retest students for the 2017-2018 school year. The wavier also allows us to be able to use other vital information from your child’s entire school year and not only state assessment scores in the promotion and retention policy for the 2017-2018 school year.

March Decatur County Board Of Education Meeting

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BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
March 15, 2018
Public Hearing 6:00 P.M.
7:00 P.M. Regular Board Meeting

DECATUR COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPPORT CENTER
507 MARTIN STREET
BAINBRIDGE, GEORGIA

Public Hearing Agenda

Regular Meeting Agenda

February 2018 Decatur County Board Of Education Meeting

Decatur County Schools The Bearcat Way

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
February 15, 2018

No Work Session
7:00 P.M. Regular Board Meeting
DECATUR COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPPORT CENTER
507 MARTIN STREET
BAINBRIDGE, GEORGIA

Agenda

 

Decatur County Canceled, Wednesday January 17th

Out of an abundance of caution for the safety of our students, all schools in Decatur County will be canceled tomorrow, Wednesday January 17th, for students and staff due to the possibility for icy and unsafe road conditions during the morning hours. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause but the weather conditions tomorrow are too questionable at this time to jeopardize the safety of our students or our staff. 

We will be back to our normal schedule Thursday January 18th. 

January Decatur County Board of Education Meeting

Bearcat Way

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
January 18, 2018

6:00 P.M. Work Session

7:00 P.M. Regular Board Meeting

DECATUR COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPPORT CENTER
507 MARTIN STREET
BAINBRIDGE, GEORGIA

Work Session Agenda

Regular Session Agenda

Pre-K Registration February 6th at all Elementary Schools
Pre-K Registration February 6th at all Elementary Schools
December Decatur County Board of Education Meeting

Bearcat Letterhead

DECATUR COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
December 14, 2017

No Work Session

7:00 P.M. Regular Board Meeting

DECATUR COUNTY SCHOOLSSUPPORT CENTER
507 MARTIN STREET
BAINBRIDGE, GEORGIA

AGENDA

Schools Closed November 17th

School Closed

All schools will be closed on November 17th.

Thanksgiving Break is November 20 - 24.

Football Playoff Ticket Sales

Bainbridge High School will begin selling playoff tickets beginning Thursday morning at 7:30 and will sell until 3:30. Same times for Friday. Tickets are $8 each and single game reserved seat tickets are $12 each. If you are a reserved seat ticket holder you must purchase the $8 ticket and have your reserved seat pass to enter that section. All tickets are CASH ONLY, please.

November Decatur County Board of Education Meeting

Bearcat Way

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
November 9, 2017

6:00 P.M. Work Session

7:00 P.M. Regular Board Meeting

DECATUR COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPPORT CENTER
507 MARTIN STREET
BAINBRIDGE, GEORGIA

Work Session Agenda

Regular Board Meeting Agenda

October Decatur County Board of Education Meeting

      BOE Letterhead

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
October 19, 2017

No Work Session

7:00 P.M. Regular Board Meeting

DECATUR COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPPORT CENTER
507 MARTIN STREET
BAINBRIDGE, GEORGIA

Agenda

September Decatur County Board of Education Meeting

Bearcat Way

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
September 21, 2017
No Work Session
7:00 P.M. Regular Board Meeting
DECATUR COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPPORT CENTER
507 MARTIN STREET
BAINBRIDGE, GEORGIA

Agenda

Decatur County Schools Closed Monday 11th & Tuesday 12th

Parents and Community Members,

The uncertainty of the future track of Hurricane Irma and its potential impact on our area has led us to cancel school for all Decatur County Schools on Monday, September 11th and Tuesday, September 12th. We are hopeful that our area sees very little impact but the uncertainty remains too high to take any chances with the safety of our students and staff. Schools will reopen on Wednesday, September 13th unless developments change at which time we will update you all.  Thank you and be safe.

Sincerely,

 

Tim Cochran

Superintendent Decatur County Schools 

August Decatur County Board of Education Meeting

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
August 17, 2017

No Work Session

7:00 P.M. Regular Board Meeting

DECATUR COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPPORT CENTER
507 MARTIN STREET
BAINBRIDGE, GEORGIA

 

Agenda

Bearcat Softball Schedules
Current 2017 Tax Digest and 5-Year History of Levy

NOTICE

The Decatur County School Board does hereby announce that the millage rate will be set at a meeting to be held at the School Board Room, 507 Martin Street, Bainbridge, GA, on August 17, 2017 at 7:00 PM 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.

2017 Tax Digest

GKIDS Readiness Check
Title 1 Parent & Family Engagement Plan

 

 

Invitation to Participate

Decatur County Schools annually reviews and revises our Title I Parent and Family Engagement Plan and our CLIP (Consolidated LEA Implementation Plan). The annual review process is discussed at our annual Title I Stakeholder Meeting. Opportunities to attend these meetings will be held on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at noon and 5:30 pm. at the Decatur County Student Support Center (507 Martin Street in West Bainbridge). All parents and stakeholders are encouraged to attend this informational meeting.

Stakeholders are also invited to visit the Decatur County Parent Resource Center on July 19th between the hours of noon and 5:30 pm to participate in the annual review process. The District CLIP, District Parent and Family Engagement Plan, and Individual Schoolwide and Parent and Family Engagement Plans will be available for review. Parents and stakeholders are encouraged to view these plans and offer feedback and suggestions.

For more information, please contact:

 Kathy Varner at 229-248-2836 or by email at 

kvarner@dcboe.com

2017-2018 Back to School Information

Click here for all Registration Dates and Times

Bearcat Basics - all rising 9th graders are encouraged to sign up for a Bearcat Basic summer orientation. Visit the BHS website for available times and additional information.

Open House for All Schools
Thursday, August 3rd from 5:00-7:00 pm
We invite you to visit the school in which student is enrolled for the 17-18 school year to meet their teacher, visit the classroom, and to receive important school information.
Student schedule/homerooms will be posted at this time.

First Day of School - Friday, August 4, 2017

2017-2018 Back To School Supply Lists

Please visit individual school websites for additional information and parent resources.

DECATUR COUNTY SCHOOLS CHILD FIND OPPORTUITY
Decatur County Fiscal Year 2018 Operating Budget Public Meeting

Bearcat

The Decatur County Board of Education, pursuant to the requirements of O.C.G.A Section 20-2-167.1, does hereby announce a public meeting will be held to solicit public input on the proposed Fiscal Year 2018 operating budget. The meeting will be held in conjunction with the regular monthly Board meeting at the School Board Room, 507 Martin Street, Bainbridge, GA, on June 15, 2017 at 7:00 PM.

Proposed Budget FY2018

Decatur County Board Of Education May Meeting

The Bearcat Way

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
May 18, 2017
6:00 P.M. Work Session
7:00 P.M. Regular Board Meeting
DECATUR COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPPORT CENTER
507 MARTIN STREET
BAINBRIDGE, GEORGIA

Work Session Agenda

Regular Meeting Agenda

Bearcat Football--Friday, May 12th @ 7:00 pm

Come out to Centennial Field on Friday night, May 12th @ 7 pm and support the Bearcats as they scrimmage against the Thomasville Bulldogs.  Tickets will only be sold at Centennial Field.  Student tickets are $5.00 and adult tickets are $8.00.  Concessions will be available.

Fiscal Year 2018 Operating Budget Public Meeting

The Decatur County Board of Education, pursuant to the requirements of
O.C.G.A Section 20-2-167.1, does hereby announce a public meeting will be
held to solicit public input on the proposed Fiscal Year 2018 operating budget.
The meeting will be held in conjunction with the Board work session meeting
at the School Board Room, 507 Martin Street, Bainbridge, GA,
on May 18, 2017 at 6:00 PM.

Summer Reading
Decatur County Board of Education April Meeting

Bearcat Way

DECATUR COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
April 20, 2017

No Work Session

7:00 P.M. Regular Board Meeting

DECATUR COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPPORT CENTER
507 MARTIN STREET
BAINBRIDGE, GEORGIA

Agenda

School Choice Week April 24th - 28th

The Decatur County Board of Education requires that all students attend the school in the zone in which they reside unless they are in a specialized program that contains students across school zones.  Any exceptions to this policy must be made through the “School Choice Plan.”

Decatur County Board Of Education March Meeting

Board Letterhead

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
MARCH 16, 2017
6:00 P.M. Board Appreciation Reception
7:00 P.M. Regular Board Meeting
DECATUR COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPPORT CENTER
507 MARTIN STREET
BAINBRIDGE, GEORGIA

Agenda

End of Grade and End of Course Testing Information
Decatur County Board of Education February Meeting

The Bearcat Way

DECATUR COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
FEBRUARY 16, 2017
6:00 P.M. Work Session
7:00 P.M. Regular Board Meeting

DECATUR COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPPORT CENTER
507 MARTIN STREET
BAINBRIDGE, GEORGIA

Work Session Agenda

Regular Session Agenda

Don't Miss it!!

K5 Reg

Please click the photo for more information on Kindergarten Registration 

 

Early Learners Workshop

Early Learner Workshop

School Zone Locator
Decatur County Board of Education January Meeting

Letterhead

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
January 19, 2017

6:00 P.M. Work Session

7:00 P.M. Regular Board Meeting

DECATUR COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPPORT CENTER
507 MARTIN STREET
BAINBRIDGE, GEORGIA

Work Session Agenda

Regular Session

Georgia Parent Survey 2016-2017

Georgia Parent Survey

The Georgia Parent Survey is also modeled after the student survey and contains 24 questions. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphones or tablet.  

Decatur County Board of Education December Meeting

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
December 15, 2016
7:00 P.M. Regular Board Meeting
DECATUR COUNTY SCHOOLSSUPPORT CENTER
507 MARTIN STREET
BAINBRIDGE, GEORGIA

Agenda

Decatur County Board of Education November Meeting

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
November 10, 2016
7:00 P.M.
Regular Board Meeting

DECATUR COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPPORT CENTER
507 MARTIN STREET
BAINBRIDGE, GEORGIA

Agenda

 

Attention Parents: Please complete the following survey Attention Parents

The Georgia Parent Survey contains 24 questions and you may complete the survey using a personal computer, smartphones or tablet.  For parents that do not have access to the Internet, please contact your school to schedule time to come in and complete survey on a school device or contact Dr. Cheryl guy the District Parent Involvement Coordinator. We encourage you to take the opportunity to give us feedback and the data collected via the survey 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.  Results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online.  The URL address for the Georgia Parent Survey is posted below.

Georgia Parent Survey:

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

Thank you for your time and for being "plugged in" as a stakeholder of the Decatur County School System. 

Decatur County Board of Education October Meeting

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
October 20, 2016
7:00 P.M.
Regular Board Meeting

DECATUR COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPPORT CENTER
507 MARTIN STREET
BAINBRIDGE, GEORGIA

Agenda

September Meeting Decatur County Board of Education

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
September 15, 2016
6:00 P.M. Work Session
7:00 P.M. Regular Board Meeting
DECATUR COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPPORT CENTER
507 MARTIN STREET
BAINBRIDGE, GEORGIA

Work Session Agenda

Regular Meeting Agenda

Decatur County Board Of Education Training Meeting

BOARD OF EDUCATION BOARD TRAINING
SEPTEMBER 12, 2016
5:00 P.M.

DECATUR COUNTY SCHOOLSSUPPORT CENTER
507 MARTIN STREET
BAINBRIDGE, GEORGIA

Agenda

August 2016 Decatur County Board of Education Meeting

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
AUGUST 18, 2016
6:00 P.M. Work Session
7:00 P.M. Regular Board Meeting
DECATUR COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPPORT CENTER
507 MARTIN STREET
BAINBRIDGE, GEORGIA

Work Session Agenda

Regular Board Meeting Agenda

July Decatur County Board of Education Meeting

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
JULY 14, 2016
 Work Session 6:00 PM
 Regular Board Meeting 7:00 PM
DECATUR COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPPORT CENTER
507 MARTIN STREET
BAINBRIDGE, GEORGIA

Work Session Agenda

Regular BOE Meeting Agenda

 

Invitation to Participate--Title I

Decatur County Schools annually reviews and revises our Title I Parent Involvement Plan and our CLIP (Consolidated LEA Implementation Plan). 

Child Find Notice

Decatur County Schools Child Find Notice

In accordance with IDEA regulations, the Decatur County School System seeks to ensure that all disabled students (ages 3-21) who are in need of special education services within its jurisdiction are identified, located and evaluated. 

June 2016 Decatur County Board of Education Meeting

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
June 16, 2016
6:00 P.M. Work Session
7:00 P.M. Regular Board Meeting
DECATUR COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPPORT CENTER
507 MARTIN STREET
BAINBRIDGE, GEORGIA

Work Session  Agenda

Regular Session Agenda

Summer Meals for Kids & Teens

Called Decatur County Board of Education Meeting

CALLED BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
SUPERINTENDENT ANNOUNCEMENT
May 27, 2016
1:00 P.M.
DECATUR COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPPORT CENTER
507 MARTIN STREET
BAINBRIDGE, GEORGIA

Agenda

 

 

May 2016 Decatur County Board of Education Meeting

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
May 19, 2016
5:00 P.M. Called Meeting

6:00 P.M. Work Session

7:00 P.M. Regular Board Meeting

DECATUR COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPPORT CENTER
507 MARTIN STREET
BAINBRIDGE, GEORGIA

Called Meeting Agenda

Work Session Meeting

Regular Meeting Agenda

C.A.F.E Session Minutes May 2016

A C.A.F.E. is a cross-sector collaborative team of family, school and community members with the common agenda to work together as a team to increase the post-secondary success of all students, particularly those with disabilities and/or at risk to not graduate, by working to intersect student success initiatives and supports.

CAFE Minutes May 2016

Called Decatur County Board of Education Meeting

CALLED BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
SUPERINTENDENT ANNOUNCEMENT
May 12, 2016
8:00 P.M.
DECATUR COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPPORT CENTER
507 MARTIN STREET
BAINBRIDGE, GEORGIA

Agenda

Public Hearing

Public Hearing

The Decatur County Board of Education will hold a public hearing Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. to present and discuss the school system’s Strategic Waiver Application which the board must submit to the State Board of Education by June 30, 2016.

The hearing will be held in the school board meeting room located in the Decatur County Schools Support Center at 507 Martin Street Bainbridge, Georgia. The public is invited to attend this informational meeting.

Decatur County Board of Education Called Meeting

 

 

 

CALLED BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH
May 9, 2016
4:45 P.M.
DECATUR COUNTY FARM BUREAU OFFICE
501 SOUTH SCOTT STREET
BAINBRIDGE, GEORGIA

Agenda

 

Called Decatur County Board of Education Meeting

CALLED BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH
April 27, 2016
3:30 P.M.
DECATUR COUNTY FARM BUREAU OFFICE
501 SOUTH SCOTT STREET
BAINBRIDGE, GEORGIA

Agenda

SCHOOL CHOICE WEEK: April 25 – April 29, 2016

The School Choice Request Form must be completed and received at the Board of Education Central Office by  4:00 P.M. ON FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016.

School Choice Request Form

Decatur County Board of Education Called Meeting

CALLED BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH
April 25, 2016
5:30 P.M.
DECATUR COUNTY FARM BUREAU OFFICE
501 SOUTH SCOTT STREET
BAINBRIDGE, GEORGIA

Agenda

April 2016 Decatur County Board Of Education Meeting

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
APRIL 21, 2016
6:00 P.M. Work Session
7:00 P.M. Regular Board Meeting
DECATUR COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPPORT CENTER
507 MARTIN STREET
BAINBRIDGE, GEORGIA

Work Session Agenda

Regular Board Meeting Agenda

 

Decatur County Board of Education Called Meeting

CALLED BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH
April 20, 2016
3:30 P.M.
DECATUR COUNTY FARM BUREAU OFFICE
501 SOUTH SCOTT STREET
BAINBRIDGE, GEORGIA

Agenda

Called Decatur County Board of Education Meeting Superintendent Search

CALLED BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
April 14, 2016
6:00 P.M.
DECATUR COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPPORT CENTER
507 MARTIN STREET
BAINBRIDGE, GEORGIA

Agenda

DCBOE Kindergarten Registration

 

Decatur County School System
Kindergarten Registration

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
4:00-6:00 p.m.

Community Survey
The Decatur 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 Decatur County School System is deeply appreciated.
 
Community Survey:
Called Decatur County BOE Superintendent Search Meeting

CALLED BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
MARCH 24, 2016, 6:00 P.M.
DECATUR COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPPORT CENTER
507 MARTIN STREET
BAINBRIDGE, GEORGIA

 

 

March Decatur County Board Of Education Meeting Announcement

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
MARCH  17, 2016
6:00 P.M. Work Session

7:00 P.M. Regular Board Meeting
DECATUR COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPPORT CENTER

507 MARTIN STREET

BAINBRIDGE, GEORGIA

Called Decatur County Board Of Education Meeting

CALLED BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
MARCH 10, 2016
6:00 P.M.
DECATUR COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPPORT CENTER
507 MARTIN STREET
BAINBRIDGE, GEORGIA

Decatur County Board of Education Seeks New Superintendent

The Decatur County Board of Education, Bainbridge, Georgia, is seeking a new superintendent.  The system enrollment is 5350 (PK-12) with eight schools.  King-Cooper and Associates will assist the Board of Education with the search for the new superintendent.  Interested applicants should contact Henry Cooper (478-397-1976), Sandy Addis (864-934-8572), or Frank King (770-468-2021) or visit www.kingcooper.com.

DECATUR COUNTY SCHOOL CLOSING

ALL DECATUR COUNTY SCHOOLS WILL BE CLOSED ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2016 DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER.  SCHOOLS WILL REOPEN ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2016.
 

February Decatur County Board of Education Meeting

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
FEBRUARY 25, 2016
6:00 P.M. Work Session
7:00 P.M. Regular Board Meeting

DECATUR COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPPORT CENTER
507 MARTIN STREET
BAINBRIDGE, GEORGIA

C.A.F.E Session Minutes Feb

DECATUR COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
3rd Full Working C.A.F.E Session
Feb. 16, 2016

A cross-sector collaborative team of family, school and community members with the common agenda to work together to increase the post-secondary success of all students by working to intersect student success initiatives and supports.

CAFE Minutes Feb 16, 2016

C.A.F.E Session Minutes Jan 28

A School, Community and Family Stakeholder Team Working in Partnership with the GA Department of Education, the IDEA Partnership and the US Office of Special Education Programs to Improve local student outcomes.

CAFE Session Minutes Jan. 28, 2016

Georgia Parent Survey

Georgia Parent Survey

The Georgia Parent Survey is also modeled after the student survey and contains 24 questions. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphones or tablet.  For parents that do not have access to the Internet, school administrators should consider scheduling dates and times to allow parents to complete the Georgia Parent Survey at school.  All parents should be encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because 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.  Individual data results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online.  The URL address for the Georgia Parent Survey is posted below.

Student Climate Surveys

Georgia Student Health Survey 2.0 
There are two versions of the Georgia Student Health Survey (GSHS) 2.0. The first version is for middle and high school students (grades 6 – 12), and the second version is a short survey for elementary students (grades 3-5). At least 75% of students at each grade level (3-12) must participate in the GSHS 2.0 to be eligible for the School Climate Star Rating. Please make plans for your elementary, middle and high school students to participate in the GSHS 2.0. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. The GSHS 2.0 is also available in Spanish. Students may select the Spanish version by clicking Español within the survey. The URL addresses for the elementary, middle and high school surveys are posted below.

Teachers, Parents, and Stakeholders . . .Participate in Surveys

From Pam Smith, GaDOE Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Georgia Department of Education

On January 14, 2016, the State Board of Education granted permission to post the draft Science and Social Studies GSE for 60 days of public review and comment.

ATLANTA FALCONS MOMS FOOTBALL SAFETY CLINICS

An Atlanta Falcons Moms Football Safety Clinic is being hosted at Bainbridge High School on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 with Dinner provided from 6 pm to 7 pm and the Clinic from 7 pm to 9 pm in the BHS Cafeteria.  To register for the clinic click on the link provided below:

http://www.atlantafalcons.com/community/community-programs/youth-football/moms-clinics.html

 

January Decatur County Board of Education Meeting

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
JANUARY 21, 2016
6:00 P.M. Work Session
7:00 P.M. Regular Board Meeting

DECATUR COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPPORT CENTER
507 MARTIN STREET
BAINBRIDGE, GEORGIA

C.A.F.E Session Minutes Dec. 1

A School, Community and Family Stakeholder Team Working in Partnership with the GA Department of Education, the IDEA Partnership and the US Office of Special Education Programs to Improve local student outcomes.

All Members of the Student Success C.A.F.E. Stakeholder Team Are Expected to Participate in the Planning and Attend the Superintendent’s Community Conversation January 28, 2015 at 6 p.m./ Location TBA.

December Decatur County Board of Education Meeting

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
DECEMBER 17, 2015
6:00 P.M. Work Session
7:00 P.M. Regular Board Meeting
DECATUR COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPPORT CENTER
507 MARTIN STREET
BAINBRIDGE, GEORGIA

Watch The Bearcats in the Georgia Football Semifinals

Catch all the action LIVE on the NFHS Network

Early Release--December 4, 2015

The Decatur County Board of Education wishes to inform you that your child(ren) will be released from school early on Friday, December 4,  2015.  The early release schedule will be as follows:

  • Bainbridge High School and Hutto Middle School-Released at 12:30 pm
  • Bainbridge Middle School-Released at 12:45 pm
  • All Elementary Schools except JWE & WBE-Released at 1:00 pm
  • JWE & WBE Elementary-Released at 1:05 pm

The early release time is needed to provide the travel time and flexibility needed for our participation in the state semifinal football game in Cartersville, Georgia Friday night at 7:30 p.m.

Thanking you in advance for your cooperation.  We appreciate your continued support.  GO BEARCATS!

BHS vs Cartersville Tickets

Tickets for BHS vs Cartersville will be sold at BHS beginning Monday, November 30th thru Wednesday, December 2nd from 8 until 4 and Thursday, December 3rd from 8 until 12. Student tickets are $13 and adult tickets are $15.

BHS vs St. Pius X Football Tickets
St. Pius X  vs BHS football tickets will be sold at BHS beginnig Tuesday, November 24, 2015.   Tickets are $12 each for general admission. Single game reserved seat tickets are $16.00 each.
November Decatur County Board of Education Meeting

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
NOVEMBER 12, 2015
6:00 P.M.
Work Session
7:00 P.M.
Regular Board Meeting


DECATUR COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPPORT CENTER
507 MARTIN STREET
BAINBRIDGE, GEORGIA

C. A. F. E. Session December 1, 2015


A School, Community and Family Stakeholder Team Working in Partnership with the GA Department of Education, the IDEA Partnership and the US Office of Special Education Programs to Improve local student outcomes.

The next Student Success C.A.F.E. full stakeholder team session will be Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Jones-Wheat Elementary School, 1401 E. Shotwell St., Bainbridge. Please see discussion assignments at the end.

BHS vs Cairo Tickets

BHS vs Cairo game tickets will be sold beginning at 8 am on Wednesday, November 4th. Tickets are $10.00 each and are cash only!

Decatur County Board of Education Member Training

BOARD OF EDUCATION TRAINING
November 5, 2015
6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.

DECATUR COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPPORT CENTER
507 MARTIN STREET
BAINBRIDGE, GEORGIA

2015-2016 School Calendar
Georgia Parent Survey

Parents,

Please click here to complete the Parent Survey. 

October Decatur County Board Of Education Meeting

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
OCTOBER 15, 2015

6:00 P.M.
Work Session

7:00 P.M.
Regular Board Meeting

DECATUR COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPPORT CENTER
507 MARTIN STREET
BAINBRIDGE, GEORGIA

Important Information for Parent Volunteers and Chaperones

Would you like to become a parent volunteer or chaperone in the schools?

August Decatur County Board of Education Meeting

BOARD OF EDUCATION
MEETING
SEPTEMBER 17, 2015

6:00 P.M.
Work Session

7:00 P.M.
Regular Board Meeting

DECATUR COUNTY SCHOOLS
SUPPORT CENTER
507 MARTIN STREET
BAINBRIDGE, GEORGIA

Petition for Awarding of High School Diploma

If you failed to graduate from Bainbridge High School solely due to failing the Georgia High School Graduation Test or the Georgia High School Writing Test or the Basic Skills Test you may complete this form to petition the Decatur County Board of Education. Your eligibility to receive a high school diploma will be determined based on the graduation requirements in effect when you first entered ninth grade.

August Board of Education Meeting

BOARD OF EDUCATION
MEETING
AUGUST 20 2015
6:00 P.M.
Work Session
7:00 P.M.
Regular Board Meeting

DECATUR COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPPORT CENTER
507 MARTIN STREET
BAINBRIDGE, GEORGIA

Move on When Ready--MOWR

The Move On When Ready (MOWR) program provides for students who are dual credit enrolled at a participating eligible public or private high school, or home study program in Georgia, and a participating eligible postsecondary institution in Georgia.

Football 2015-2016 --Reserved Seat Tickets on Sale

Reserved seat tickets are on sale now!  Available in the BHS administrative office this week from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm.

BHS Traffic Changes

With the new traffic light at the Main Gate of Bainbridge High School, there will be significant changes in the traffic flow pattern. 

Safety Protocol--Walking Students to Classrooms

Parents are allowed to walk their children into school for the first week.  For safety reasons, parents may not walk their children into the building after the first week. Staff members are posted throughout campus to ensure the safety of students as they walk to class independently.  

Transition Night

BMS Transition Night for rising 7th graders will be held Tuesday, July 18th from 6:00 pm-7:30 pm in the BMS cafeteria.

 

Transition Night is held to inform our students and parents who will be new to Bainbridge Middle School.

 

BOE July Meeting

July16, 2015

6:00 P.M.
Work Session

7:00 P.M.
Regular Board Meeting

 

Decatur County Schools
Support Center
507 Martin Street
Bainbridge, Georgia

Invitation to Participate-Title I

Stakeholders are also invited to visit the Decatur County Parent Resource Center on July 15th between the hours of 8:00 am and 7:00 pm to participate in the annual review process.

Child Find Notice

The Decatur County Schools Child Find meeting on: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held at the Decatur County Schools Support Center, 507 Martin Street, Bainbridge, GA. 39819.

Summer Meals Free

Meals for all Children Ages 1-18!
to find meals and sites in your community, dial 211 or call the national Hunger Hotline at: 1-866-3-HUNGRY.

Public Notice

The Decatur County Board of Education is soliciting sealed bids for the Lillian E. Williams Elementary School property located at 415 McGriff Avenue, Attapulgus, Georgia 39815.

 
Community Wide Pep Rally Community Wide Pep Rally

Join Us for a Community Wide Pep Rally 

November 1st

Centennial Field 

6:45 p.m. 

Decatur County Schools School Supply List
School Registration Dates
Welcome to Our New Website Design

Welcome to Decatur County Schools.  We are proud to provide you with information regarding our schools and district.  Though our newly redesigned websites remain under construction, we are confident that as you visit our organization through these web pages that you will find DCBOE to be committed to providing parents and students with clear, timely, well-designed communications.

We assure you that everything is still on the website, but may be listed under a different menu.  We appreciate your patience as we transition.

Parent School Choice Notification
 Decatur County Schools
Excellence, Engagement and Accountability...for All!

Parent School Choice Notification
School Choice Week: April 27 - May 1, 2015
REACH Scholarship REACH Scholarship

Three Decatur County students were awarded REACH scholarships at a signing ceremony held at Bainbridge High School on Friday, September 26.  The scholars for 2018-2019 are (L-R) Skylar Jones, Thomas Spooner and LaQuirsten Williams.  During the signing ceremony, the students, parents and guardians, community members and Decatur County School officials pledged to support the students until graduation.  The ceremony consisted of a video message from Governor Deal, congratulations from Representative Darlene Taylor, and inspiration from John Wooden, Assistant Superintendent,  and Tim Cochran, Superintendent.   

Georgia Parent Survey

Georgia Parent Survey

The Georgia Parent Survey is also modeled after the student survey and contains 24 questions. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphone or tablet. For parents that do not have access to the Internet, school administrators should consider scheduling dates and times to allow parents to complete the Georgia Parent Survey at school. All parents should be encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because 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 Georgia Parent Survey is also available in Spanish. Parents may select the Spanish version within the survey. Results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online. The Georgia Parent Survey link is posted below.

http://gshs.gadoe.org/parents

Get Georgia Reading (2017 Summer Reading Opportunity)

Exciting news, everyone!

Underway now, Get Georgia Reading Campaign partner myON is delivering thousands of free books to computer and mobile devices that you can access 24 hours a day—every day—through Aug. 31.

Last summer, kids throughout the state read 248,901 books and spent 55,831 hours reading. This year, we are challenging Georgia to top last year’s numbers by reading more than 250,000 books and spending over 60,000 hours reading.

Please help spread the word — including simple instructions for logging on — by sharing this news story with your networks: http://getgeorgiareading.org/2017/05/03/summer-for-georgia-readers-begins-today/

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Summer Reading Tips for Parents

Decatur County Board of Education Called Meeting

Monday, July 27, 2015
6:30 P.M.
Decatur County School Support Center
507 Martin Street
 Bainbridge, Georgia

Agenda

Bearcats Have HEART Bearcats have HEART 2019

"Bearcats Have Heart" is a great way for individuals to request assistance in a process that is respectful of individual needs and circumstances. Thank you to so many who have provided needed donations and support! Once your submission is made, you will be contacted via email within 48 hours (not counting Saturdays and Sundays) with a response to your request. 

Please click on the link: 

https://goo.gl/forms/jvcCx7iAegnimuja2

 

 

Collaborative Impact for Decatur County
2016-2017 School Calendar

Open House

Open House at ALL Schools Thursday, August 6 
Time:  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Teachers & Students Return

Teachers & Paras will return on 10/23

All students will return on 10/24

Notice: 2016 Tax Digest

The Decatur County School Board does hereby announce that the millage rate will be set at a meeting to be held at the School Board Room, 507 Martin Street, Bainbridge, GA, on August 18, 2016 at 7:00 PM 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.

System Registration Dates

Decatur County School System Registration Dates 2015-2016

College & Career Academy Concept

To learn more about Bainbridge High School's College & Career Academy Concept, click here! 

Parent Family Engagement "On the Road"

If you would like for us to partner with your school, business or community event, please contact Cheryl Guy or Chip Davis at 229-248-2835. We would love to bring Parent Family Engagement to you!

Calendar 

2018-2019 School Calendar
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