Federal programs, Title I information meetings set Oct. 3 & 4

Parents of students in the Jackson County School System and interested community members are invited to attend a Title I annual meeting on October 3, 2017, at 9 AM or October 4, 2017, at 3 PM.  Both meetings will be held at the Jackson County Board of Education located at 1660 Winder Highway in Jefferson, […]

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Fall Break — it’s on!

Hurricane Irma snapped a lot of branches and caused some real problems in our area, but she didn’t damage fall break! Dr. April Howard, superintendent of the Jackson County School System, has announced that the days originally set aside will be preserved. As previously scheduled, students will have three days without classes, Wednesday, Oct. 11, […]

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New bus routing for EJES and EJMS starts Thursday, Sept. 21

Good news! We are adding a total of four new bus routes for East Jackson Elementary School and eight for East Jackson Middle School. The reconfiguration of routes will affect all EJES routes and some at EJMS (primarily those of students who are in the EJES zone); the changes are intended to reduce the time […]

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Hurricane Irma — Back to school Thursday!

UPDATE WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 13, 2:10 p.m. — The Jackson County School System will return to its regular schedule for all its buildings tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 14. Please be patient with our bus drivers as they make their first runs after the impact of Hurricane Irma across our county. They cannot travel on roads that are blocked […]

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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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