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.
The next meeting of the Lowndes County Board of Education has been rescheduled from October 9 to October 16. The meeting will be held at the Central Office, beginning at 7:00 p.m.
October is Statewide Parental Involvement and Visitation Month
When parents are involved in their children’s education in positive ways, children achieve higher grades and test scores, have better attendance at school, complete more homework, demonstrate more positive attitudes and behavior, graduate at higher rates, and have greater enrollment in higher education. Because parent involvement—now more than ever—is such a critical factor in determining the success or failure of students and schools, the Alabama State Department of Education recognizes the need for meaning involvement. Learn More...
SEPTEMBER IS ATTENDANCE AWARENESS MONTH
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
Twelve Teachers,two Administrators receive highest Incentive Program Awards
This is the second year over $1 million dollars has been award to employees of Lowndes County Public Schools...read more
Employees of the Year......and the Winners are!
Kenneth Fair, Principal of the Year; Natasha Simmons, Parent of the Year; Dorshanni Kelly, Volunteer of the Year, Sherviticus Drish, Teacher of the Year, Parlesia Medlock, Student of the Year; Edna Goldsmith, Support Personnel of the Year; Bernard Mitchell, Administrator of the Year.
Congratulations and thank you for all that you do and your support of Lowndes County Public Schools!