STATESBORO - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal visited Georgia Southern University on May 5 to sign into law House Bill 744, a part of the 2015 fiscal year budget, which includes funding for a new military-science building at GSU.
After a May 1 community forum when the public was invited to submit opinions and help identify goals, the Liberty County School System followed up Thursday with the first of a two-day session on those opinions and goals.
Amber Johnson's art students at Diamond Elementary School put on a fashion show Tuesday for fellow students, teachers, administrators and parents. They designed, assembled and then wore outfits made from recyclable material.
Liberty County's Family, Career and Community Leaders of America club, with the help of agriculture teacher Jeci Bohannon and the student council, raised more than $3000 through Pennies for Patients, a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Brittin, Diamond and Kessler elementary schools are participating in today's International Walk/Bike to School Day.
The Long County 4-H Club recently released its schedule for the summer, and according to program coordinator Lisa Overbey, there once again will be plenty of activities for local youth.
Cadet Walt Hurst, a sophomore at Bradwell Institute, recently received the Sons of the American Revolution Bronze ROTC Medal during a ceremony at the school. Bronze ROTC Medal recipients are selected for a high degree of merit with respect to leadership qualities, military bearing and general excellence.
The Liberty County School System recently released a new, district-wide mobile communications application from School Connect. The free app, which is available for Apple and Android mobile devices, will be used to keep the school community updated with district information and announcements. LCSS Executive Director of Technology Patti Crane unveiled the app at a community forum Thursday night at the performing arts center and demonstrated a few of its features.
The Liberty County School System is on the move, and Superintendent Dr. Valya S. Lee is glad the community is on board.
Next week, students and parents will have the opportunity to show appreciation for the men and women working in their school cafeterias in Liberty and Long counties during National School Nutrition Employee Week, May 5-9.
Community leaders, soldiers, moms and dads, as well as business owners and employees volunteered Thursday and Friday to visit Liberty County schools so students could see someone other than their teachers show enthusiasm for reading.
Liberty County Schools received a district score of 72.6 in data released Monday by the Georgia Department of Education, falling short of the state average of 75.8.
Gov. Nathan Deal recently signed into law legislation creating work-based learning programs for Georgia high school students, which will increase their access to real-world education and further ensure that the state is shaping a qualified future workforce. These programs will replace Georgia's current youth apprenticeship program.
Following a report at Tuesday's Liberty County Board of Education work session by Dr. Jennifer Walts, the system's new coordinator for evaluation, assessment and accountability, education leaders discussed steps necessary to improve students' writing skills.
The Liberty County School System has rescheduled the community forum that originally was set for Thursday, April 24. The third forum now will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 1, at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center, 2140 E. Oglethorpe Highway, in Flemington.
The Liberty County Board of Education heard an update on the school system's 2014-15 communication plan at a scheduled work session Tuesday morning.
Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya S. Lee was sworn in Aug. 19 by Gov. Nathan Deal to the State Council of the Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission. Lee, the newest member to serve on the council, will be required to travel to the capitol to attend the panel's meetings.
For the first time in American history, schools are in for a massive demographic shift. This fall the overall number of Latino, African-American, Native and Asian students will outnumber non-Hispanic white students.
The Georgia Department of Education, along with its partners - The Ritz-Carlton Hotels of Georgia, the Georgia Association of Educators and the Georgia Foundation for Public Education - now is accepting applications for the 2015 Georgia Family-Friendly Partnership School Awards.
Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday recommended the State Board of Education amend state policy to allow computer programming courses to satisfy core requirements - math, science or foreign language - for receiving a high-school diploma. Deal is asking the Board of Regents of the University System to follow suit by accepting these courses for admission into institutions of higher education.
The price that students and adults pay for lunches increased this year in Long County, according to school nutrition director Stephanie Fox.