Thank you for taking the time to view our website. We hope that you find the necessary information that will be able to assist you. We in Lowndes County are committed to our students, families, and communities served. Join us as we build a strong foundation and nurture successful learners. We are under the leadership of Dr. Daniel Boyd, Superintendent, and the Lowndes County Board of Education.
FY 2014 Accountability Reports
In compliance with the accountability law, the following reports depicted below are available to the media, parent organizations, legislators, and the public. It is the desire of the Lowndes County Public Schools District to abide by the law.
The Lowndes County Career & Technical Education has a new and innovative Welding Program
This new career pathway began as a result of an awardance of a $207,000 grant. This program began in January at The Calhoun School and will be implemented in the Fall at Central High School. Dr. Lorenza Smith, Career Tech Administrator indicated that the implementation of this new program has allowed LCPS to strenghten its articulation agreement/partnership with Wallace Community College, Selma, which will provide an instructor for each semester including the summer. This dual enrollment agreement will help students attain college credit while attending high school. (More Pictures)
PARENTS SHOULD ENCOURAGE THEIR CHILDREN TO COME TO SCHOOL EVERYDAY.
There’s no better time than the beginning of the school year to encourage students to be in school on time, every day. Last September, there were 604,312 recorded absences in our state. For the entire 2013-14 school year, there were 7,024,152 absences, equal to more than 49 million hours of missed instruction and learning.
Poor attendance can start as early as kindergarten and continue to affect achievement through high school. Chronic absenteeism is missing 10% (18 to 20 days) or more of school for any reason. Research indicates that attendance is a major indicator for students eventually dropping out of school.
Therefore, September has been proclaimed “Alabama Attendance Awareness Month” in support of a national campaign to increase the understanding for educators, parents, students, and community partners of the major impact school attendance has on the successful rates, both academically and behaviorally, of our students.
TIF (Teacher Incentive Fund) Program
The Lowndes County Board of Education awarded the following individuals in the top three catergories on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 7 :oo p.m. during its monthly board meeting in the central office auditorium.
Top Teacher- Floretta Timmons (Annie Hayes pictured for Timmons), Central Elementary School -$17, 281. 40
Top Instructional Assistant - Audra Stinson, District - $11, 783.73
Top Principal- Tara Green, Central Elementary School - $15, 696.54