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Sumter County Board of Education gives insight into 2021-22 budget

The Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) set the agenda for May’s voting meeting on Monday, 5.10.21. While tentative and will require several more confirmations, ... Read more

1 month ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Sumter County Schools Receive 100 for Second Consecutive Health Inspection Cycle 

The School Nutrition Teams across Sumter County Schools have achieved health inspections of 100 for all schools for the second consecutive cycle. Health inspections in Georgia ... Read more

2 months ago by admin.

Sumter County Board of Education celebrates April teachers and parents in support of students

Dr. Torrance Choates continues his “Teachers and Parents in Support of Students” recognition program at the monthly Board of Education Meetings. For the month of ... Read more

2 months ago by admin.

Americus-Sumter High School students to attend Governor’s Honors Program

Three Americus-Sumter High students will be traveling to Rome this summer. No, not Italy. Ian Roberts, Travis Mansfield, and James Schopen-Davis will travel to Rome, ... Read more

2 months ago by admin.

Sumter County Board of Education votes to return to classroom for new school year and debates rental agreement

The Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) met on Thursday, April 8th and held several votes. To open the meeting Mark DiConsiglio, representing the Ombudsman ... Read more

2 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

South Georgia Technical College announces More Online Course Offerings through Statewide eCampus Platform 

Staff Reports Courses available 100 percent online, providing students more options, access, and flexibility Americus, GA—South Georgia Technical College is providing students access to more online ... Read more

2 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Sumter County Board of Education discusses voting items, legal action and rental rates

Having spent about 4 hours in work session, the Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) spent most of the evening speaking on items which will ... Read more

2 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Investing in Sumter County’s future: Ignite College and Career Academy offers an invitation

An invitation to join forces with Ignite College and Career Academy is upon us. Many people have already invested their time and talent into the ... Read more

3 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Update on teacher and education support personnel bonus payments

March 25, 2021 – The State Board of Education today approved Governor Brian Kemp’s and State School Superintendent Richard Woods’ recommendation that Georgia use federal stimulus ... Read more

3 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Georgia public schools to receive $3.8 billion in federal stimulus funds, Sumter County Schools to receive portion

District Allocations March 26, 2021 – Georgia public schools will receive more than $3.8 billion — $3,824,434,000 – in federal stimulus funds under the American Rescue ... Read more

3 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Sumter County Board of Education monthly meetings cover “phase-in” plans, lighting and working with Americus

The Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) held its monthly meetings this week, with the planning meeting being on 3/8 and the regular meeting being ... Read more

3 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Teachers and parents in support of students recognized at Board of Education meeting

Dr. Torrance Choates continues his “Teachers and Parents in Support of Students” recognition program at the February monthly Board of Education Meeting. This month, Americus-Sumter ... Read more

4 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Sumter County Board of Education considers and denies Dr. Choates’ recommendation

During the regular meeting of the Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) on Thursday, February 11, the BOE voted to not accept Dr. Torrance Choates’ ... Read more

4 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Sumter County Board of Education determines educational offerings for final nine weeks

The Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) voted 2-4 against Dr. Torrance Choates’ recommendation for Sumter County Schools to offer both face to face and ... Read more

4 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Sumter County Board of Education tackles many hot topics during work session

The Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) held their monthly work session on Monday, February 8, 2021. It was a rather lengthy meeting, and many ... Read more

4 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Furlow Charter School Governing Board meeting today, February 8

Furlow Charter School has scheduled a called meeting of its Governing Board for this Monday, February 8, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be ... Read more

4 months ago by Nichole Buchanan.

Dr. Torrance Choates to recommend Sumter County Schools’ doors be opened

Superintendent of Sumter County Schools (SCS) is recommending to the Board of Education (BOE) the school system open their doors to students for the last ... Read more

4 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Georgia Southwestern receives $11K grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety to promote alcohol awareness

Staff Reports AMERICUS, GA (January 25, 2021) — Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) is proud to announce the receipt of $11,185 to participate in the Governor’s Office ... Read more

5 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Georgia Departments of Education, Public Health join with superintendents to discuss vaccine distribution for teachers, school staff

Staff Reports January 25, 2021 –The Georgia Department of Education and Georgia Department of Public Health are bringing together school superintendents from across Georgia to ... Read more

5 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Furlow Charter School called meeting of Executive Committee today at 5:30pm

Furlow Charter School has scheduled a called meeting of its Executive Committee on Monday, January 18, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be conducted ... Read more

5 months ago by admin.

Sumter County Board of Education votes on leadership and offers no further discussion on high school name

Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) met for their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, January 14, 2021. To open the meeting, Sumter County resident, Herschel ... Read more

5 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Sumter County Board of Education to discuss the name of new high school

Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) held its monthly work session on January 11, 2021. To begin the meeting, Herschel Smith addressed the board and ... Read more

5 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Board of Education votes to extend virtual learning for another nine weeks

The Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) held two meetings the week of December 7-11, 2020. Ultimately the BOE has decided to continue the virtual ... Read more

6 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

GSW offers unique opportunity for exam relief

College exams are a special kind of stressful. For ages, students and the communities who support them have sought out ways to push through the ... Read more

6 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Americus-Sumter High graduation rate ranks highest in region

By: Sumter County Schools Sumter County School Superintendent, Dr. Torrance Choates, is proud to announce the four-year graduation rate for Americus Sumter High School for ... Read more

7 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Dr. Choates recommends Sumter County Schools offer hybrid educational approach for third nine weeks

By: Tracy K. Hall The Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) met for the November Work Session on Monday, November 10th. All board members were ... Read more

7 months ago by admin.

Southland Academy’s Homecoming Court has been announced

Southland Academy’s Homecoming Court has been announced.  Plans are for the Homecoming Game to be played on October 30, 2020, against Edmund Burke at 7:30 ... Read more

8 months ago by admin.

Sumter County Board of Education votes to continue virtual learning another 9 weeks

BY:  Tracy K. Hall Dr. Torrance Choates recommended to the Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) the virtual learning format be extended another 9 weeks. ... Read more

9 months ago by admin.

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