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LCS MASTER CALENDAR
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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:
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.
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.
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.
LOWNDES COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION