GSBA Announces: 2018 Governance Team of the Year Finalist
The Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2018 Governance Team of the Year Award. This prestigious award will be presented annually to one Georgia public school district’s board of education and superintendent who have achieved all-around success in their district. This recognition is deeply rooted in the components of the Georgia Vision Project’s research-based recommendations for Georgia’s public schools. Read more here...
Effingham County Schools Job FairEducators Wanted!Would you like to become a part of a family of educators in the top 10 percent of Georgia schools?Please join us on Thursday, March 7, 2019, from 4-7 at the Effingham College and Career Academy for a face to face meet and greet with the leaders of Effingham Schools. At the top of every hour (4/5/6) a presentation will be given to explain how you can become classroom-ready, even if you have never been to school before to be an educator.Interested in driving a bus, working for maintenance/custodial, or being employed in school food service or technology? Drop by for more information!Interested individuals should RSVP to:Effingham County Schools (email@example.com)405 North Ash StreetSpringfield, GA 31329
Financial Efficiency Star Ratings
In January, the Georgia Department of Education released the Financial Efficiency Star Ratings for local school districts in Georgia. The Financial Efficiency Star Rating provides a measure of a district’s per-pupil spending in relation to the academic achievements of its students.
Effingham County demonstrated its ability to efficiently use financial resources while maintaining high academic achievement with an average score of 81.4 across three years on the College and Career Ready Performance Index. Effingham County was one of only 29 districts of 180 in the state earning at least 4 out of 5 stars.
Effingham County is in the 28th percentile in the State for per-pupil spending. The 3-year average spending per student in Effingham County is $8,509.14 compared to the state average of $9,085.97. The school district would spend an additional $6.6 million overall if we followed the state per-pupil average.
Read More: CCRPI Financial Efficiency Data
Effingham Retired Educators Scholarship
Each year the Effingham County Retired Educators sponsor two scholarships to assist in furthering the education of prospective teachers and/or teachers already in the profession. View the information sheet and application for more details.
To be eligible, a candidate must meet the following criteria:
- Applicant must be a resident of Effingham County or employed by the Effingham County Board of Education. Residents living outside the county for the purpose of attending college would be eligible.
- Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited teacher education program at the undergraduate level. All undergraduate applicants MUST be classified as at least a rising senior or a senior in a program
of teacher preparation. Or
- Graduate applicants must be working towards a masters or education specialist degree in education.
- Applicant must establish a need for scholarship funds.
- Applicant must complete the application form and attach ALL requested documents to include transcripts.
Application deadline is April, 2019.
Georgia Retired Educators Scholarship
The grant is $500 and is intended for the educator to use in pursuing certification, advanced certification, or adding a field or endorsement. The grant is available to any certified or classified educator employed in Georgia (Pre-K – grade 12).Deadline for receiving the application: The third Friday of April of each year.
Medicare & Peachcare Enrollment
The Rincon Public Library is providing free assistance for enrollment or renewal of these services every third Saturday or by appointment. Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids are no-cost or low-cost public health insurance programs for children 0-19. Children can get regular check-ups, immunizations, doctor and dentist visits, hospital stays, mental health services, prescriptions and more. View the flyer for more information and contact details or visit www.coastalcampaign.org.
Parents' Right to Know
Parents may request the following information regarding teacher qualifications as required by the "Every Student Succeeds" Act: Information regarding their student’s classroom teacher’s certificate or credentials, and/or college major and graduate degree information. Parents may also request information regarding the licensing and training of paraprofessionals. Requests may be made in writing to the school principal or Mrs. Susan Hartzog, Director of Human Resources, Effingham County BOE, 405 North Ash Street, Springfield, GA 31329.
Derecho De Los Padres a Saber
Los padres pueden solicitar la siguiente información acerca de las calificaciones de maestros como parte del acta “Éxito para cada estudiante”: Información sobre certificados y credenciales del maestro de salón de clase de su estudiante y/o información sobre la Universidad y diploma de graduación. Los padres también pueden solicitar información acerca de las licencias y entrenamiento de para-profesionales. Esta información de be ser solicitada por escrito a el/la principal de la escuela o a la Sra. Susan Hartzog, directora de Recursos Humanos del condado de Effingham a la dirección BOE, 405 North Ash Street, Springfield, GA 31329.
Emancipation Diploma Bill Process
On Monday, March 30, 2015 Governor Nathan Deal signed the Emancipation Diploma Bill (HB 91) into law. This law means that students who completed school at an Effingham County School System high school and have previously met all graduation requirements with the exception of passing the Georgia High School Graduation Tests (GHSGT) or the Basic Skills Tests can petition to be granted a diploma.
Petitioners should complete an application available on the district website (click here) or in person at the Effingham County Board of Education office at 405 N. Ash St., Springfield GA. There is no deadline for submission of a petition, so applications are being continuously accepted and reviewed. Petitioners should allow three to four weeks for completion of the review process.
Further questions may be directed to Mrs. Wendy Porter at 912-754-5508.
District Online Learning Guidelines
In a cooperative effort with GaVS, ECSD encourages students to consider an online option for either courses that are not locally available or for courses the student may believe themselves to be more successful in when taken in an online environment. Interested parents and students should read the guidelines for Virtual School Classes.
The Georgia Vision Project organizes the resources and energies of Georgia's stakeholders to effectively focus on preparing students to become contributing members of a democratic society and global economy. By setting world-class educational standards, establishing viable directives, creating a sustainable framework and organizing contemporary networks at the local, county and regional levels, the Project endeavors to gain the enthusiastic support of Federal, State and local policymakers and the citizens of Georgia.