NOTIFICATION TO PARENTS REGARDING HIGHLY QUALIFIED TEACHERS
The Crawford County School System is committed to continually seeking to improve instruction for our students. We hope that as a parent, you will become involved in our school improvement initiatives as we continue to monitor student achievement and set high expectations. We encourage you to get to know your child’s teacher and the class routines and expectations. We are proud of the professional credentials of our teaching staff and will furnish to you, upon request, the professional qualifications of any of your student’s classroom teachers. This includes information concerning the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher is certified, the major fields and degrees held by the teacher, and the qualifications of any paraprofessional who provides services to your child. Your contact information related to teaching credentials and qualification is Randy Robinson, Title II-A Director. He may be reached at the Crawford County Board of Education by telephone (478-836-3131) or by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org ).
Parent Notification of Online Options
In July 2012, Senate Bill 289 passed allowing students opportunities to take online courses. This
legislation does not require an online course to graduate, but provides an online learning option should your
student or you choose this option. In addition, House Bill 175 passed establishing a clearinghouse for
stakeholders to find online courses and online course providers in the state of Georgia. This letter is to inform
you about the key components of each piece of legislation and how to find online learning opportunities for
Overview of Senate Bill 289:
Districts must notify students and parents of online options beginning in the 2013-2014 school year.
Districts must allow students to take an online course even if the course is offered in the local district.
Online courses can be accessed through the Georgia Virtual School, local virtual schools, or vendor
online schools. If the online course is taken in lieu of any of the regular 6 periods, then the school will pay for the
course. If an online course is chosen in addition to the regular 6 periods, the parent will pay for the course.
Overview of House Bill 175:
This bill mandates the creation of an online clearinghouse of online courses and online course
providers to give parents and students the ability to search the clearinghouse for availability to online
courses, online course providers, and guidelines for what constitutes high quality online courses.
Accessing Georgia’s Online Clearinghouse:
The Georgia Online Clearinghouse provides students and parent with information and access to high-quality
academic and career-oriented courses, aligned to state and national standards, through a variety of online
providers. To access the information found in the clearinghouse go to:
The Office of Planning has initiated the Connect Central Georgia Study to assess safety, mobility, and connectivity across one of the most important transportation links in the state. The 31-County study area, which spans the middle of Georgia from the Alabama border to the South Carolina border, includes four key cities – Columbus, Macon, Warner Robins, and Augusta. The area is home to three military bases (Fort Benning in Columbus, Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, and Fort Gordon in Augusta) as well as significant natural and agricultural resources that drive economic development in the state.