Again, this summer, longstanding Campaign partner myON is delivering thousands of free books to computer and mobile devices that can be accessed every day, all day, now through August 31, 2018, by students, parents, and others. 
The Georgia Department of Education, Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning, Georgia Public Library Service, and Georgia Public Broadcasting have come together to provide access to helpful resources including meals, books, educational opportunities, and more all in one place at

Recent Announcements

  • WES - Elementary Agricultural Education Pilot Program The Georgia Department of Education chose Westside Elementary School to have an Elementary Ag program for the 2019-2020 school year! This will be a huge help to the exploratory ...
    Posted Aug 10, 2018, 5:44 AM by LAVERNE ROME
  • LMS' Britton Davis Named Finalist Britton Davis, a 7th-grade student at Lowndes Middle School, has been named a top 12 finalist in the National FFA Agriscience Fair. He will travel to Indianapolis, IN in ...
    Posted Aug 9, 2018, 4:24 PM by LAVERNE ROME
  • LHS’ Joyce Liu Scores a Perfect 1600 Lowndes High School Senior Joyce Liu took the SAT in June.  She scored 1600 which is a perfect score on the college entrance exam.  Joyce plans to follow a pre ...
    Posted Aug 9, 2018, 4:03 PM by LAVERNE ROME
  • LCS' 2018-2019 System Teacher of the Year Congratulations to our Lowndes System Teacher of the Year, Stephanie Peterson!  Stephanie is a 2nd-grade teacher at Westside Elementary School.  As a teacher, Stephanie has high expectations of her ...
    Posted Aug 2, 2018, 9:14 AM by LAVERNE ROME
  • Community Eligibility Provision - CES and MBE Special Assistance Certification and Reimbursement Alternative II and CEPNATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH/SCHOOL BREAKFAST PROGRAMJuly 27, 2018 – Valdosta – Lowndes County Schools is participating in the National School Lunch Program ...
    Posted Jul 27, 2018, 8:43 AM by LAVERNE ROME
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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.


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. 

Lowndes County Schools uses a centralized registration process.  Information on the student registration, including hours of operation and registration forms parents can complete in advance, can be found here.

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 .  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 Hahira Middle HVAC Renovation

RFP Custodial Contract Services

RFP Lawn Services

The Lowndes County School System Budget for 2018-2019 will be considered for adoption by the board at
6:00 p.m., June 4, 2018 at the Board of Education office, 1592 Norman Drive, Valdosta, GA.

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