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Board of Education voting indicates opposing views

The Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) met for their regular meeting on September 9, 2021. Before the agenda was approved there were dissenting views. ... Read more

1 week ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Sumter County BOE votes on interim superintendent and face coverings

The Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) voted to name Walter Knighton as Interim Superintendent for Sumter County Schools (SCS). Chairman Rick Barnes describes the ... Read more

1 week ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Board of Education hears options on a superintendent search

The Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) set the agenda for September’s voting meeting on Monday, September 7, 2021. All members were present, with Sylvia ... Read more

2 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

In-Person learning return plan for Sumter County Schools

Release from Sumter County Schools dated: 9/1/21 Attention Sumter County High School Students and Parents Students will return for In-Person Learning Monday, September 13, 2021 ... Read more

3 weeks ago by admin.

Furlow Charter School’s middle and high school scholars to utilize distance learning

Furlow Charter School’s (FCS) middle and high schools will be utilizing distance learning until August 31, 2021. FCS has an established safety and mitigation policy ... Read more

4 weeks ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Sumter County BOE votes on COVID related protocol

The Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) has unanimously voted to require face coverings/masks for all students, staff, faculty and visitors on Sumter County Schools ... Read more

1 month ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Sumter County Board of Education to take up the discussion of face coverings and virtual learning options

The Sumter County Board of Education will hold a called meeting, Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. in the boardroom of the Sumter County ... Read more

1 month ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Furlow Charter School Governing Board reduces graduation requirements

Furlow Charter School’s Governing Board held their monthly meeting Wednesday, August 17th with six of the seven board members in attendance.  Board Member Qaijuan Willis ... Read more

1 month ago by admin.

Sumter County Schools to close Pre-K through 8th grade

Press Release We are closely monitoring the daily and weekly changes that accompany the scientific and medical recommendations for our community regarding the increase in ... Read more

1 month ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Furlow Governing Board approves phased pandemic plan

The Furlow Charter School Governing Board held a called meeting Thursday, August 12 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss and vote on revisions to their pandemic ... Read more

1 month ago by admin.

Dr. Choates renders resignation and BOE votes on mandating mask use

Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) held their regular voting meeting on 8.12.21. After hearing from a parent who desired a virtual learning option for ... Read more

1 month ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Dr. Torrance Choates will not seek contract renewal

Dr. Torrance Choates, Superintendent of Sumter County Schools (SCS) has announced he will not be seeking another contract extension with Sumter County Schools. Dr. Choates ... Read more

1 month ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Board of Education questions back to school plan

The Sumter County Board of Education met for their work session on Monday, 8.9.21. Initial business included receiving an update from Parrish Construction on Sumter ... Read more

1 month ago by TRACY K. HALL.

A letter from Dr. Kristin Collier on the new school year

Dear Administration, Teachers, Parents and Students: I am writing this letter as a medical professional here in Sumter County. I am also writing this letter ... Read more

1 month ago by admin.

Sumter County Schools: Join the celebration!

It was a celebration of something new. It was an invitation to be a living and breathing piece of something vital. The community gathered at ... Read more

1 month ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Board of Education accepts Choates’ recommendation on use of masks

The Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) held a called meeting today, 8.3.21, to take action regarding the use of face coverings for the new ... Read more

2 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Sumter County Board of Education votes to continue virtual learning into 2021-22

The Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) held a called meeting on Monday, July 26, 2021. The meeting was to address the status of the ... Read more

2 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Southland Summer Camp

Recently, Southland campers attended the Woodworking Shop camp and completed several woodworking projects during the week—start to finish! Not only did they learn and have fun, ... Read more

2 months ago by admin.

Board of Education discusses contingency planning and dress code

During the regular meeting of the Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) on July 8, 2021, a concern was presented over being fully prepared for ... Read more

2 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Sumter BOE applies for over $24 million in federal funding

The Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) held their working meeting on July 6, 2021. The meeting ran close to 2.5 hours with federal funding ... Read more

2 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

Ian Wynn named 2021 GSW Outstanding Scholar

– Double major in geology and math looks ahead to bright future in research. AMERICUS (July 2, 2021) — Ian Wynn, a senior from Plains, ... Read more

3 months ago by admin.

Sumter County Board of Education comes to agreement with Sumter County Board of Commissioners as well as passing 21-22 budget

The Sumter County Board of Education (BOE) met for their regular meeting on Thursday, 6.17.21. Several items were up for a vote and most of ... Read more

3 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

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

4 months 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 months ago by TRACY K. HALL.

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