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Long County Schools sets high school graduation date, time
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The Long County Board of Education has set high school graduation for May 26.
The ceremony is set for 8 p.m. that Friday at Veterans Stadium. If there is bad weather the ceremony will be rescheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, May 27 at the football field. If the weather is bad again, it will be at 8 p.m. that same Saturday in the gym.
In other news: Georgia Milestone Testing has begun or will begin soon.
For both Smiley and Walker Elementary Schools, it began on Monday. For the middle school, it started April 19 and for the high school, it will start May 2 and last for six days.
As for both Smiley and Walker, there are a total of 750 kids testing.
Dr. Glenn Purcell, head of the technology department, said he was pleased with the computer systems running smoothly during the tests.
“There was nothing to distract us from a technological standpoint,” he said.
Purcell said Long County schools have 100 percent online testing for the first time ever. He said 95 percent of students are predominately using Chromebooks.
The recently renewed ESPLOST was discussed and Dr. Robert Waters, superintendent, said he was satisfied that it passed with flying colors. He expressed his thanks by saying, “It’s been good to fund the 1 percent.”
School board members will undergo Georgia School Board Association training at 6 p.m. May 15.

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