Know when to STOP for school buses!

The Georgia Department of Education and State School Superintendent Richard Woods are urging motorists to use caution when approaching a school bus and to brush up on the law regarding passing a bus (see links and more information below).   According to Georgia law, vehicles traveling in BOTH directions must stop when a school bus […]

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Jackson County FFA students in national spotlight (again)

The Jackson County School System’s FFA programs are again reaping honors at the highest levels. The West Jackson Middle School team is among the top five middle school chapters in the U.S. for the fourth year in a row, and Jackson County Comprehensive High School senior Drew Brooksher is one one of four national finalists for […]

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New bus routing for NJES, WJES, GSES and WJMS

After LOTS of conversation and planning, we are adding a significant number of bus routes and reconfiguring others for West Jackson Middle School, West Jackson Elementary School, Gum Springs Elementary School and North Jackson Elementary School. These changes are intended to reduce the time children spend on buses and balance bus loads. New routes will begin […]

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Hearings scheduled for FY 2018 budget

The Jackson County Board of Education will hold hearings on September 7, 2017, at 6 PM and September 29, 2017, at 7:30 AM at the Board of Education’s Central Office, located at 1660 Winder Highway, Jefferson, GA 30549 to provide the opportunity for public input on its budget prior to final adoption. Click here to […]

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Press release: Proposed property tax increase

The Jackson County Board of Education today announces its intention to increase the 2017 property taxes it will levy this year by 2.24 percent over the rollback millage rate. Each year, the board of tax assessors is required to review the assessed value for property tax purposes of taxable property in the county. When the trend […]

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Eclipse viewing moves indoors

In an abundance of caution, the Jackson County School System is changing plans for outdoor viewing of Monday’s solar eclipse. The school system’s more than 7,800 students will join faculty, staff and volunteers and watch the eclipse – indoors – on a variety of media, including web-based live-streams and broadcast and cable television stations. Jackson […]

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Solar Eclipse – A Remarkable Opportunity

On August 21, 2017, Jackson County Schools will be just outside the path of “The Great American Solar Eclipse,” the first total eclipse since 1918 to be visible on a path across the entire continental U.S. The sun will be about 99 percent obscured in the Jefferson area at approximately 2:37 p.m. Planning is already […]

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CAREERS @ JCSS

Thank you for your interest in beginning or advancing your career in service to the students of Jackson County. See a complete list of vacancies and find an online application by visiting  www.applitrack.com/jacksoncounty/onlineapp/. Learn more about our benefits by visiting www.myjacksonbenefits.com/. Please visit our Human Resources page for more information.

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Finding food — up on the roof

A group of Jackson County’ School System’s elementary and middle school teachers learned about sustainable food systems when they visited the Green Roof Garden on top of the University of Georgia’s Geography-Geology building July 18.   Instead of the usual flat, gray roof, this building, one of the main science buildings on the Athens campus, […]

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