Get Georgia Reading this Summer!

Get Georgia Reading partner, myON, is delivering more than 10,400 free books to computer and mobile devices that students can access 24 hours a day through August 31, 2016. Last year, Georgia students read over 100,000 books. This year, the Get Georgia Reading Campaign is challenging Georgia students to double that number. 

If you have questions about myON, please contact Saralee Parker at sparker@myon.com or at 678-910-6661.



Recent Announcements

  • School Nutrition Appreciation Week Lowndes County Schools celebrated School Nutrition Appreciation Week May 9 -13, 2016. Special activities were featured in various schools throughout the system.  Pictured are the Hahira Elementary School Nutrition Staff ...
    Posted May 17, 2016, 1:34 PM by LAVERNE ROME
  • Congratulations Retirees! Many of our retirees were recognized at a reception in their honor at the Lowndes County Board of Education.Congratulations to all of our retirees!  We extend a heartfelt thank ...
    Posted May 17, 2016, 1:30 PM by LAVERNE ROME
  • First Lady Sandra Deal visits Lake Park and Clyattville Elementary First Lady Sandra Deal read to students and spoke with teachers at Lake Park Elementary School and Clyatville Elementary School on Monday. It is a continuation of Read Across Georgia ...
    Posted May 17, 2016, 12:58 PM by LAVERNE ROME
  • Season Tickets on Sale Now for Viking Football 2016 Season Tickets for the 2016 football season are now on sale.  The ticket office opened May 9, 2016.  The Viking 2016 football schedule features eight (8) home contests including a ...
    Posted May 17, 2016, 6:13 AM by Al Rowell
  • Sign Up Now for LHS Summer Driver's Education Students can sign up now for Summer Driver's Education at Lowndes High School.  The class starts May 31st, 2016 and runs through June 3rd, 2016, and will run ...
    Posted May 16, 2016, 6:24 AM by Al Rowell
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Summer Meals Information

LCS MASTER CALENDAR

In-District Transfers from Zone to Zone and Tuition Requests for Out of District Students

In-District Transfers From Zone to Zone and Tuition Requests For Out of District Students For 2016-17 School Year

For any request granted, all costs and the responsibility for transportation must be provided by the parent/guardian.  The transportation must be reliable and timely.  Being chronically tardy, leaving early, excessive absences (unexcused or excused), or violations of the student code of conduct will be immediate automatic grounds for revoking the transfer and/or tuition.  

It is the goal of Lowndes County Schools to provide as much choice to our residents as economically possible.  However, the system must first meet the needs of students within the school attendance zones before allowing school choice transfers and accepting new tuition students.  The continuation of austerity budget cuts and reduced funding from all areas make this extremely difficult.  

At this time the system is accepting requests for school attendance zone changes and tuition requests – both for qualifying property owners and non-qualifying property owners - for the 2016-17 school year.  Parents/guardians have until June 9, 2016 to complete and submit a request.  

Requests are being accepted for the following students:
  • Change of School Attendance Zone Requests for current Lowndes County School District residents who wish to change school attendance zones for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Tuition Requests for non Lowndes County School District Residents - Property Owners who own qualifying property within the Lowndes County School District.  
  • Tuition Requests for non Lowndes County School District Residents who do not own Property within the Lowndes County School District.  
Note:  Once received, all applications will be reviewed by the system’s attendance zoning committee.  It is our goal to notify all applicants of the system’s decision by June 30, 2016.  

Please read carefully the documents linked below for details on qualifications and procedures for making these requests. 





Petition for A High School Diploma

On March 30, 2015, Governor Nathan Deal signed into law House Bill 91.  House Bill 91 retroactively eliminates the Georgia High School Graduation Test as a requirement for students who took the test between 1994 (when the test was established) and the present. State Board Rule in 2011 eliminated the test as a requirement for graduation, but that elimination did not extend to students who had already taken the test.  House Bill 91 extends back to all graduation tests, beginning with the Basic Skills Test which was administered to students who enrolled for the first time in grade 9 during the 1981-1982 school year.
 
House Bill 91 only affects those persons who did not earn a high school diploma SOLELY for the reason of being unable to pass the GHSGT, the GHSWT, or its predecessor(s). If you did not get a diploma due to failure to meet specific high school course unit requirements, this law does not apply to you.  Linked here are a copy of House Bill 91, the Petition for High School Diploma form, the Diploma Petition Timeline, and the HB91-High School Graduation Diploma Petition-Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document.

Public Notice

Items posted here are for public information or posted as required by state or federal law. 

FY2017 Tentative Budget Advertisement
The Lowndes County School System Budget for 2016-2017 will be considered for final adoption by the 
board at 6:00 p.m., June 20, 2016, at the Board of Education office, 1592 Norman Drive, Valdosta, GA.


INVITATION TO QUOTE
ATHLETIC STUDENT INSURANCE

The Lowndes County School System invites you to quote on athletic accident insurance for the 2016-2017 school year. The policy should cover all middle school and high school students participating in the Lowndes County Schools sports program including band and cheerleading. Written responses will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday June 16, 2016. Please read carefully the invitation to quote document linked below.



Kindergarten Registration

More information and a registration packet can be found on our Student Registration page.



Pre-K Lottery Registration has Ended--Registration Open for Waiting List and Empty Slots

The Pre-K Lottery Registration ended on February 26 at 2:00PM. There will be no exceptions to this date and time. Letters notifying parents of the lottery results will be mailed March 11, 2016. 

Parents of Pre-K age students may still register for any openings that arise after the lottery drawing. Registration will be held at the Lowndes County Board of Education Registration Annex located at 1592 Norman Drive. THE PRE-K PROGRAM IS OPEN TO CHILDREN WHO WILL BE FOUR (4) YEARS OF AGE ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER 1, 2016.