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Speak Up for Education

Speak Up for Education

BOE hosts annual forum for school councils, parents & community


The Bulloch County Board of Education will host its annual education forum, Speak Up for Education, for school councils, parents and the community on Thursday, February 28, 2019, 5:30-8:00 p.m. at Statesboro High School. We invite parents, guardians, elected officials, youth mentors, school council and parent-teacher organization members, and any community members who are interested in K-12 public education in Bulloch County to attend. 


Meeting Agenda

5:30  Registration, Pizza Supper & Community Resources Fair Open (will remain open throughout the event)

6:00-6:20 Welcome from the Superintendent of Schools

6:25-7:10 Session 1 (choose a session to attend)

7:15-8:00 Session 2 (choose a session to attend)

Attendees are welcome to arrive, register, and enjoy supper and the resource fair throughout the event.

Community Resource Fair
Speak Up for Education features a community resource fair that provides parents and attendees with more information about the myriad of school support, health, recreation, family support, and other services available in our school system and community to serve families.  This is a list of this year's exhibitors.  Please take time to visit and speak with representatives to see how they can serve your family. The Community Resource Fair will be open throughout the event.



Each session leader will share information, offer resources, and provide time for open discussion and questions. Attendees will choose two sessions to attend from a variety of topics like the following:

  • literacy;
  • school safety;
  • social and emotional learning;
  • social media  and your child;
  • supporting academic success at home;
  • input into the Bulloch County Schools 2020-2021 school calendar; 
  • middle grades gifted education;
  • Graduation Performance Academy - a night school option for high school students.

Free Childcare Available

Parents and community members, who plan on attending these events, can request free, on-site childcare. The school system’s family liaisons coordinate this service for children ages birth to 12 years old. Please call 912-212-8553 or email mmotes@bullochschools.org to register your child or register at the event.

The school system’s family liaisons provide safe supervision, homework assistance, activities and snacks for children.  For infants please provide all supplies they may need (i.e. bottles, diapers). For kindergarten through 12-year-old children, there are supervised centers for homework, movies, games, and sports.  Our family liaisons assist parents with securely signing in their children. 


Translation Services Available for Event

Bulloch County Schools' Federal Programs Department provides language translation services for attendees.  If you or someone you know is in need of this service to best facilitate their participation in the meeting, please contact Georgia Darsey at gdarsey@bullochschools.org  or 912-212-8555 or Mandy Motes at mmotes@bullochschools.org or 912.212.8553.


Encourage Others to Join the Conversation

For more information contact 912.212.8512. To share information about this event via email or social media, reference this link and hashtag. www.bullochschools.org/speakupforeducation and #BullochSpeaksUp2019 or follow and share information about the event from our social media sites on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


Hayley Greene
Public Relations Marketing Specialist
912.212.8512 or 912.536.2827