Thursday, May 16, 2013
Funeral services for 14-year-old Ryan King will be held on Friday, May 17.
Oconee County High School freshman Ryan Alexander King of Bishop died on Tuesday, May 14 at age 14. "We did have a student pass away suddenly," Oconee County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jason Branch said. "We've asked for additional counselors to be on site for support as needed. We want to make sure the students, faculty and family are cared for." According to his obituary, Ryan played on soccer teams for Athens United and the Oconee County Warriors. Lord & Stephens Funeral Home West is handling the arrangements. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, at the funeral home. A funeral service will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 17, at the Lord & Stephens West Chapel, with burial following in Oconee Memorial Park…
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Teachers, counselors and business leaders work together to provide informational resources about skilled trades.
Wednesday, May 15
For organizing Go Build Georgia High School teams at both North Oconee High and Oconee County High, the Governor’s Office of Workforce Development Wednesday recognized Oconee County Schools. According to a news release, teams are comprised of educators, counselors and business leaders spanning across five key high-growth industry sectors including: manufacturing, industrial construction, energy, telecommunications and transportation industries, with the goal of promoting career paths in the skilled trades. The teams will share data and informational resources with students and parents to assist in making informed career decisions. Superintendent Dr. Jason Branch referred to the initiative as "an exciting opportunity." "OCS is …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The school system ranked No. 1 in the state at the high school level and in the top 15 at the elementary and middle school levels.
Oconee County Schools are among the top in the state, according to the Georgia College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) released Tuesday by the Georgia Department of Education. With a 100 point scale, the CCRPI is the new testing system, replacing the Adequate Yearly Progress measurement in Georgia. Oconee County Schools earned an overall score of 93.4 for the elementary grade band, 93.2 for the middle school grade band, and 92 for the high school grade band. The state's grades were 83. 4 for elementary level , 81.4 for middle grades and 72. 6 for the high school level. In comparison to other systems across the state, OCS ranks 14 out of 191 at the elementary level, 11 out of 194 at the middle school level, and is number 1 out of…
But there are two furlough days included in the $54.1 million fiscal year 2014 budget proposal.
Teachers and staff are keeping their jobs and the millage rate will remain unchanged in fiscal year 2014 if the Oconee County Board of Education adopts the tentative budget as presented during a work session Monday. The $54.1 million budget, however, does contain two furlough days. The unpaid time off should come as little surprise; the days were included in the 2013-14 school year calendar, which was approved in December. The furloughs on Nov. 25 and Jan. 2 extend the Thanksgiving and winter breaks. "This is a very serious budget," Assistant Superintendent of Financial Operations Randy Morrison told the board. "It is one of the harder budgets that we've had to put together. I think it's a fair budget. I believe it continues to meet …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Also at today's 5 p.m. work session, Superintendent Dr. Branch will introduce two of the three recently hired assistant principals.
Here's the agenda for today's 5 p.m. work session at 34 School Street in the Central Office Meeting Room, according to the Board of Education's website: I. CALL TO ORDER II. AGENDA APPROVAL III. SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT A. Assistant Principals- Dr. Branch will introduce two of the three new assistant principals for the 2013-2014 school year: Meredith Blackburn (NOHS) and Lara Still (CFES). Dallas LeDuff (OCMS) will be introduced at the May 13, 2013 regular session. IV. PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS A. FY14 BOE Meeting Dates B. Teaching and Learning Report Information Items: Action Items for May 13, 2013 Board of Education meeting 1. Laptop Request for Quote (RFQ) 2. Computer Purchase C. Operations and Students Services The BOE is being …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Minimum of one year school nutrition experience is required.
Employer: Oconee County Board of Education Description: Applications are currently being accepted for the position School Nutrition Manager at Oconee County High School. Qualifications: High school graduate or equivalency degree (GED) Willing to participate in continuing education (150 hours required by thirdmanagerial year) ServSafe Certification required (or must certify within 90 days) Minimum of one year school nutrition experience Computer experience required Neat and professional in appearance, leadership ability Able to communicate professionally with students and adults Must be able to work independently without on-site supervision Click here for more job details. How to Apply: Fill out an application for a classified, non-…
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Kindergarten art students create impressionist flower gardens and first and second graders make folk art birds.
This month's art board on display in the Oconee County Schools district central office features works by Malcom Bridge Elementary School students instructed by Laura Toney. See also: Don’t miss any Oconee news. Subscribe to Oconee Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Outgoing Assistant Superintendent for Financial Operations Randy Morrison will help Dan Smith transition into the role.
Wednesday, April 24
A new chief financial officer has been hired for Oconee County Schools. The Board of Education, following an executive session on April 8, made the decision that Dan Smith will replace Randy Morrison, who's moving this summer. Smith formerly served as the CFO of Fulton County Schools and most recently worked as Director-Human Resources for Benefits and Leave Administration at Gwinnett County Public Schools. He'll start May 1 and work alongside Morrison until Morrison leaves at the end of June, according to the Oconee Enterprise. Also this month, three new assistant principals were hired for CFES, OCMS and NOHS. Here's a bit about them from their resumes: In other personnel news, the Board of Education approved a plan to reduce staffing at…
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Training for the 2013-14 school year will be held on May 2 at the Oconee Area Resource Council.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
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Saturday, April 20
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