In-District Transfers and Tuition Requests For 2017-18 School Year

 
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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 growth of our system and the continuation of austerity budget cuts can make this extremely difficult especially at our larger schools.
  
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 2017-18 school year.  Parents/guardians have until April 14, 2017 to complete and submit a request.

Note:  At this time the system is simply gauging the number of requests for the 2017-18 school year.  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 no later than the first week of May 2017

Please read the document and forms linked below for more specific information.

Website Information on Transfers from Zone to Zone and Tuition for Out-of-District Students

Transfer Application For 2017-2018 Year

Tuition Application For 2017-18 School Year Non Property Owner

Tuition Application For 2017-18 School Year Property Owner

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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.

Employment

If you are interested in working with the certified and classified professionals of the Lowndes County Schools, you may view current job postings and submit your online application at the AppliTrack employment portal. If you have questions about the employment process or how to use AppliTrack, please read our Frequently Asked Questions.

The Lowndes County School Nutrition Program has openings for substitute school nutrition assistants in all schools.  Substitutes typically work a 6 hour day ($7.25 per hour).  Vacancies in the SNP program are filled from the substitute roster.
Interested persons can apply on the AppliTrack employment portal or pick up an application at the Lowndes Board of Education Office (1592 Norman Drive, Valdosta, Ga  31601).

Public Notice

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

Pre-K Registration 

THE 2017-2018 PRE-K PROGRAM IS OPEN TO CHILDREN WHO WILL BE FOUR (4) YEARS OF AGE ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER 1, 2017.

The Pre-K Lottery Registration ended February 28 for the 2017-2018 school term. We are still accepting PreK registrations, but some schools may be full and if they are, your child will be placed on a waiting list.

Parents of Pre-K age students may still register for any openings that arise during the year and after the lottery drawing. Registration will be held at the Lowndes County Board of Education Registration Annex located at 1592 Norman Drive.



Kindergarten Registration Takes Place in March
Kindergarten registration for the 2017-2018 school year will be held March 1-31, 2017, from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM, with the exception of Tuesday, March 7 and Thursday, March 23 when registration will be extended to 6:00 PM to accommodate working parents.

Registration will be held at the Lowndes County Board of Education Registration Annex located at 1592 Norman Drive.

CHILDREN MUST BE FIVE (5) YEARS OLD ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER 1, 2017, TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR ENROLLMENT IN KINDERGARTEN.

Please read and complete the registration packet linked below and make sure you bring with you all listed documents.




Purchasing: Requests for Bids and Proposals

The Lowndes County Schools system welcomes vendor to participate in requests for bids and proposals. These opportunities will be posted on our purchasing site at http://bids.lowndes.k12.ga.us .  Vendors can also sign up on a form at the site to be added to our vendor list.

Current opportunities posted at that site include 

RFP Chromebooks

RFP Desktop & Laptop Computers

RFP LHS Gym Floor Refinishing

RFP for Lawn Services

Sealed proposals will be accepted by the Lowndes County School Nutrition Program for the 2017-18 school year for Milk, Groceries, Produce, Paper and Supplies, Chemicals, Sanitation, Training and Services, Large/Small Equipment and Hood Cleaning.

RFP for Access Control for LCBOE and Westside Elementary

Kindergarten Registration

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



Georgia Open Records Act Notice

All written requests for public records made pursuant to the Official Code of Georgia Annotated Title 50, Chapter 18, Article 4, must be sent to the Open Records Officer, Mr. Randy Cooper, Director, Human Resources at Lowndes County Schools, 1592 Norman Drive, Valdosta, GA 31601 or to randycooper@lowndes.k12.ga.us.