The Montgomery County Board of Education recently named Mrs. Karon Williamson Poole as superintendent until a search has been completed. Mrs. Poole has a wealth of experience as an educator. She began her career as a teacher at Montgomery County Elementary School in 1987, and has served in various leadership roles prior to her most recent as Assistant Superintendent of Montgomery County Schools. These include: Reading First Literacy Coach; Instructional Support Specialist; Student Learning Objective Assessment Coordinator; Director of Title Programs; and Director of Curriculum and Instruction.
Mrs. Poole earned an Associate of Arts Degree Cum Laude from Brewton Parker College. She continued her education, earning a Bachelor of Science Cum Laude in Education from Mercer University. She furthered her studies earning a Master of Education from Georgia Southern University. In realizing she wanted to pursue system level leadership, Mrs. Poole earned a Specialist Degree from Valdosta State University in Educational Leadership with a 4.0 GPA.
Mrs. Poole’s desire is to commit her education and expertise to improve teaching and learning in Montgomery County Schools by aligning curricular goals to scientific, evidence-based instructional strategies rooted in sound research and best practices.
2015-2016 Students will return Wednesday, August 5, 2015. Teachers will return Thursday, July 30, 2015. Paraprofessionals will return Monday, August 3, 2015.
There is a system luncheon Monday, August 3, 2015, at 11:00 am at the Montgomery County High School for all faculty and staff.
There will be a work session of the Montgomery County Board of Education on Friday, July 28, 2015 at 5:30 PM followed by a called board meeting at 7 PM. The meeting will be held at 703 Dobbins Street in Mount Vernon.
The Tentative Budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year may be found HERE. There will be two hearings scheduled prior to official adoption. Please contact MCS at 583-2301 if you have questions.
Due to unexpected Cafeteria Floor Repairs, the Summer Meals program will stop as of July 17, 2015 Montgomery County Elementary School Lunchroom 900 MLK Drive Ailey, GA 30410 Questions: Call Catherine Parten (912-583-2301 Ext. 204)
Debido a la inesperada reparación de piso de cafetería, se detendrá el programa de comidas de verano a partir del 17 de julio de 2015. Montgomery County escuela primaria comedor 900 MLK Drive Ailey, GA 30410 preguntas: llamar a Catherine Parten (912-583-2301 ext. 204)
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Eagles take 4th!
Montgomery Eagles track team is fourth place in the state. The Eagles are a young and upcoming team that is gaining attention across the region and now, the state. The Eagles surged from 11th to 4th during the day on Saturday, May 16th at the State Track and Field Tournament held in Jefferson. Congratulations to the team and coaches, Tim Suttles and Randy Dudley.
The next regular meeting of the Montgomery County Board of Education is Monday, July 20, 2015 at 7:00 PM. The meeting will be held at 703 Dobbins Street in Mount Vernon.
SPLOST referendum passes...
Montgomery County voters went to the polls on Tuesday, March 17th, to determine the fate of the optional 1% tax in Montgomery County. At question was whether or not the tax was to be extended to provide for keeping property taxes lower in providing for capital expenses, such as school buildings, busses, and repairs. The referendum passed overwhelmingly with 367 (78%) voting yes and 102 (22%) voting no. This approval will allow for the construction of a new school for grades 6-12. Students will see the project underway within the next few months. An initial representation of a possible school elevation is attached below.
Schedule of Approved Local Option Sales Tax Projects, Year Ended June 30, 2014. Please click HERE.
Montgomery County High School graduation rate is 81.3%, exceeds the state average...
Montgomery County High School has added another accolade to its string of student achievement attainments. The graduation rate is 81.3% for students that entered ninth grade four years ago. This rate is up 14% over a year ago and propels the eagles to the top of the SECCA collaborative. Way to go Eagles!
Montgomery County High School SAT scores lead the area
Montgomery County Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores lead the area. After the second consecutive annual increase in scores, the scores were up by 60 points, the school continues to improve its academic program.
"Our students and staff are doing the right things," said Principal Pamela Richards. "Our students are working hard, our staff is adjusting instruction to new requirements, and our parents are expecting our students to do well."
Montgomery County High School is a Georgia Reward School for second consecutive year... In a news release from the Georgia Department of Education, Superintendent John Barge commended the efforts of communities that support Reward Schools. “The schools on this list represent some of the finest efforts being put forth in Georgia education.” He added, “The educators, parents, students, and communities who came together to move these schools forward should take great pride in the results.” For more information, click HERE.
The 2014-2015 General Fund Budget may be viewed HERE.
The Montgomery County School System is approved for accreditation.
Congratulations students, staff, administration, and community! After a review visit by members of an evaluation team of the SACS/AdvancED accreditation organization and subsequent recommendation, Montgomery County has been approved for accreditation. The review was conducted by team members from South Carolina, Alabama, and Georgia and the International Board of Directors approved their recommendation on July 15th. For more, click HERE.
Flexibility Options Presentation HERE...- This is a slide presentation as presented by Louis Erste, Charter Schools Division of the Georgia Department of Education. This presentation was made at the monthly meeting of the Montgomery County Board of Education, February 18th.
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