From GaDOE Reports
The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) is working to get books in the hands of as many students as possible, through summer reading events, resources, and the donation of more than 100,000 books. This effort is to ensure students and families have the support they need to make literacy a priority this summer.
Statewide summer reading resources
Students can visit summerreading.gadoe.org to log the books they read this summer. GaDOE will keep track of books read and recognize winning students, schools, and districts.
Georgia’s public libraries, including the Statesboro Regional Library, have summer reading programs and activities throughout the summer. Utilize this resource and sign up for a library card.
For those who have access to a digital device, students have access to more than 10,000 free e-books all summer, thanks to a partnership between myON and Get Georgia Reading. Visit getgeorgiareading.org/myon2016 for directions on how to access these books.
Thanks to a partnership with Change 4 Georgia, Better World Books, and Scholastic, the GaDOE is donating 100,000+ books to Georgia students this summer. Of that total, 25,000 books will go to Georgia’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers. The remainder will be distributed through the Georgia Food Bank Association and other organizations, as well as through summer reading events hosted by the GaDOE.
Prevent Summer Reading Loss
When students don’t read during the summer months, they lose educational ground: research shows that students can lose up to three months of reading ability over the summer. This phenomenon – known as summer loss – can lower achievement potential and widen the achievement gap.
Fortunately, this summer reading loss is preventable. Research shows that children who read during the summer don’t suffer the same losses, and may even show some growth in their reading ability.
Bulloch County Schools invites parents and the community to share their input about the school system's Consolidated Local Education Agency Improvement Plan (CLIP). The CLIP details the district's programs that receive federal funds. This is an opportunity to ask questions and express ideas about how these federal funds are or should be used.
There are two opportunities to participate: Wednesday, May 25, 5-6 p.m. and Tuesday, July 26, 5-6 p.m.. Both sessions will be held in the Bulloch County Board of Education's board room at 150 Williams Road in Statesboro.
Key topics for input include the following:
- The school system's District Parent Involvement Policy that guides the services, events and resources offered by our parent involvement coordinators.
- The school system's Consolidated Local Education Agency Improvement Plan (CLIP). The CLIP is a consolidated planning document for each of the federal programs that the school system provides under the Elementary and Secondary Education (ESEA) Act and the Georgia Department of Education's Professional Learning Program. This consolidated plan eliminates the need for Bulloch County Schools to submit a separate planning document for each individual program.
- If you have a child that receives any of the following services, this meeting may be of interest to you: (1) attends any of our 13 Title I schools (all schools are Title I except SHS and SEBHS); (2) special education; (3) English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL); (4) Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE); (5) migrant; (6) any academic intervention services; or (7) homeless intervention.
Bulloch County Schools' Transportation Department is seeking bus drivers for the 2016-17 school year which begins August 1. Interested applicants should apply at the Transportation Department's offices at 219 Simons Road in Statesboro.
The school system regularly trains applicants and its existing driving force. The following upcoming classes are being offered for interested applicants: CDL Prep Class, May 25 - 27, 9 a.m. - 12 noon; and Bus Training Class, June 6-10, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 pm.
Contact the Bulloch County Schools Transportation Department at 912-212-8645 for more information.