Excellence In Education
Bulloch County Schools is home to the 2013 SECME National Teacher of the Year Richard McCombs of Statesboro High School and the 2014 Georgia Teacher of the Year Jemelleh Coes of Langston Chapel Middle School.
Bulloch Co. Schools Recognized at Governor's REACH Reception
Superintendent Charles Wilson and Dr. Fran Stephens attended a REACH Georgia reception at the Governor’s Mansion June 11. Bulloch County Schools was recognized as one of five school systems selected to pilot the new program that supports postsecondary education opportunities for low-income students who have made academics, behavior and attendance a priority. BCS will award three additional $10,000 scholarships in 2014. BCS is seeking corporate sponsors to help continue the program locally for 2015 and beyond. Due to the efforts of local Georgia Student Finance Commission Board Member Roy Kilpatrick of Statesboro, 100 percent of all money raised for REACH Georgia locally will go to Bulloch County's future REACH recipients.
Pictured Above (L-R): Superintendent Charles Wilson, Governor Nathan Deal, Dr. Fran Stephens, Roy Kilpatrick.
Southeast Bulloch Students Capture State 4-H Championship
Four Southeast Bulloch High students were part of the Bulloch County 4-H Shooting Team that captured the 2013 Georgia Trap and Skeet Championship June 1, at Forest City Gun Club in Savannah. The team will now advance to the National Shooting Invitational in Grand Island, Nebraska, June 23 - 28. They are the first 4-H team ever from Bulloch County or Georgia to advance to the national championship level.
The four-person team, comprised of Brock Mixon, Logan Hendrix, Jake Whitaker, and Austin Hutchinson, has been shooting together for several years and has placed second for the last two years in the state-level tournament. At nationals, the team will compete against teams from other states in three different types of shooting events: sporting clays, skeet, and trap.
Bulloch County Board of Education News Brief
The Bulloch County Board of Education met Thursday, June 13. Attached is a Board Brief news report of items discussed at this meeting.
Bulloch County Schools Graduation Rates Rise
Bulloch County Schools’ graduation rate rose more than four percent and was two percent higher than the state average according to scores released May 22 by the Georgia Department of Education (GDOE). This is the second year that the GDOE has used a new four-year Cohort method for calculating results.
The school system’s overall graduation rate for 2012 was 73 percent up from 69 percent in 2011, and two percent higher than the state’s rate of 69.72 percent. Southeast Bulloch High’s graduation rate rose from 72.2 percent to 79.27 percent for 2012, and Statesboro High increased from 67.5 to 71.7 percent. Portal Middle High saw a decrease of 7.3 percent from 69.6 to 62.3.
Transfer Requests; House Bill 251 - School Choice
As the parent or guardian of a student currently enrolled in Bulloch County Schools, under a state law (HB 251), you may request to transfer your child to another public school within the school district prior to any upcoming school year. For more information about this process or to complete a Transfer Request Form click here.
For the 2013-2014 School Year, Bulloch County Schools will accept transfer requests Monday, June 3 through Friday, June 14, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. No requests will be accepted after this date and time. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Kevin A. Judy through email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 212-8510.
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