Principal Dr. Linda Ramsey said G.R.E.A.T. will kick off in January with around 150 sixth-graders taking the course as an exploratory class.
“We want to get the community involved and try to prepare students to get along in society. The program will start in the sixth grade, and we will be able to track their progress during their middle school years,” Ramsey said. “We’re so excited about this program along with the police department. I know it’s going to work, and the students are going to be better because of it.”
For more information about G.R.E.A.T., visit www.great-online.org.
In other business during Tuesday’s regular school board meeting:
• heard a presentation from Eagle Ridge Elementary School on student and stakeholder engagement;
• presented GLISI (Georgia Leadership Institute for School Improvement) certificates and pins to the District Change Team for completing training;
• approved minutes from the meetings held Nov. 12 and 13;
• approved personnel recommendations as presented;
• approved financial reports for the school district and the Early Learning Center;
• approved revisions to the Head Start Screening Criteria Scale and its application;
• approved a sole source purchase recommendation;
• approved a proposal to continue workers compensation coverage with Georgia Education Workers Compensation Trust;
• approved the request from the Oconee Center to provide transportation services for students of the school system;
• approved a table new board policy regarding seclusion or restraint of students for 30 days; and
• heard the sales and use tax fund report presented by Braziel.
The school board is slated to next meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8 in the board office located off the U.S. Highway 441 bypass.
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