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Georgia Parent Survey PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joy Edwards   
Thursday, 22 January 2015 14:40

The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) believes that a positive school climate is a significant factor in determining student achievement.  School climate surveys were developed by the GaDOE to gather school climate perceptions from students, school staff members and parents.  Data from the school climate surveys and other sources will be used in the calculation of School Climate Star Ratings for all Georgia public schools. 

The Georgia Parent Survey contains 24 questions related to Teaching and Learning, School SafetyInterpersonal RelationshipsInstitutional Environment and Parent Involvement.  Your input is very important.  Your responses are strictly anonymous and you will not be asked to identify yourself at any time during the survey.  You may complete the survey using your personal computer or smartphone.


Cold Weather Advisory PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 07 January 2015 15:04

The Banks County School System is monitoring up upcoming cold weather for the morning of Thursday, January 8th, 2015.  Currently, the school system will be open with no delays or changes in normal operations.  Please check back here or with local radio and TV news for any changes in status for tomorrow morning.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 January 2015 15:10
Banks County Schools Employees of the Year PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ann Hopkins   
Friday, 07 November 2014 11:20

Banks County School System Superintendent Stan Davis announced Melanie Hinton, music teacher at Banks County Elementary School, as the Banks County School System Teacher of the Year on Thursday night. Each of the four schools recognized an educator as Teacher of the Year. Patricia Chitwood, special education teacher, BCPS; Kathy Holcombe, language arts teacher, BCMS; and Cory Mahan, special education teacher, BCHS; completed the court of professionals. A committee of educators outside of the community interviewed the teachers and read their individual portfolios prior to making the selection of the system teacher of the year. Dr. Donna McMullan, Jefferson City Schools Associate Superintendent, served as an interviewer and commented on the difficulty of choosing a single winner among the group. “These educators are obviously all fantastic teachers who represent their profession well and care for students. Selecting only one winner was difficult,” said McMullan.

In addition to honoring the teachers, the system continued the tradition of recognizing Paraprofessionals of the Year and Classified Staff Members of the Year. Davis said of those being honored, “I am proud to recognize these individuals for their support and commitment. We appreciate them and the great job that they do and we want them to know that,” he noted. Those honored as Paraprofessionals of the Year include Sherri Blackburn, BCPS; Lindsey Ariail, BCES; Angie Shockley, BCMS; and Teresa Rogers, BCHS. Those named as Classified Staff Members of the Year include Len Carter, BCPS; Lisa Greenway, BCES; Michelle Brown, BCMS; and Kim Miller; BCHS. The Board of Education hosted a reception honoring all of the employees and their families on Thursday, November 6th at the BCES cafeteria prior to the regularly scheduled meeting of the Banks County Board of Education.

Pictured (L To R): Melanie Hinton, Angie Shockley, Michelle Brown, Kathy Holcombe, Cory Mahan, Lisa Greenway, Lindsey Ariail, Sherri Blackburn, Patricia Chitwood, Kim Miller, and Teresa Rogers.

Superintendent Stan Davis and Nancy Bentley, principal of BCES are shown presenting roses to Melanie Hinton, BCSS Teacher of the Year.

Last Updated on Friday, 07 November 2014 11:27
Health and Safety Update PDF Print E-mail

Dear Parents:

The health and safety of our students and school staffs is our highest priority. As you know, national and international health authorities are currently working to manage an ongoing outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in several countries in West Africa. As a result, the Banks County School District is instituting a procedure that any current or new student who has recently travelled from Ebola-affected West African countries, including Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, or other affected regions as identified, will not be enrolled or permitted to return to school without proper medical documentation approved by the Superintendent or his designee.

The School District has been advised to take additional precautions with respect to persons who exhibit fever or other specific symptoms, and additionally meeting criteria relating to travel to affected areas or contact with persons who have traveled to affected areas in the relevant time window. We are very fortunate that each of our schools is staffed with at least one licensed nurse trained in the recognition of symptoms of communicable diseases and protocols for treatment. 

The Banks County School District will continue to follow the recommendations from Banks County Health Department, the Georgia Department of Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control, and the Georgia Department of Education to assist us in our efforts as we continue to keep our community safe and informed.

Equipment Grant Bid PDF Print E-mail
Written by John Benfiel   

The Banks County School System Nutrition Department is accepting bids through Friday, October 3rd for an equipment stimulus grant.

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