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Many things discussed at BOE meeting.

While there wasn't much for the Bleckley County Board of Education to act on at Tuesday night's monthly meeting, there were numerous discussion items including finances as well as the designation of teachers by government agencies.  Read more here.

High school graduation rates increase, Bleckley with highest rates in Middle Georgia.

High school graduation rates went up from 82 percent in 2019 to 83.8 percent in 2020. Locally, the Bleckley County School District and BCHS led the way with the highest rates in both the Heart of Georgia RESA service area as well as the Middle Georgia RESA service area.  Read more here.

Bleckley BOE finalist for GSBA Governance Team of the Year.

The Bleckley County Board of Education and Superintendent Steve Smith are a finalist for the Georgia School Board Association Governance Team of the Year, Small Districts. It’s a new category system for the annual award which recognizes” public school district’s board of education and superintendent who have achieved all-around success in their district,” according to a release. Bleckley and Dade are the two counties in the small districts category, designated for 1,000 to 3,000 students Bleckley was one of 55 districts statewide to qualify, one of 11 to apply. Winners will be announced November 10 at 6:30 pm on the GSBA Facebook page.

November school menus.

Go here to view breakfast and lunch menus for Bleckley schools.  Pre-K breakfast menus will be added when available.

BOE approves fireworks show after football game.

At a relatively quiet meeting held Tuesday night, the Bleckley County Board of Education approved a request to hold a fireworks show after Friday's Homecoming football game. There was also an update on the new primary school, as well as the car rider lines at Bleckley Primary.  Read more here.

Big day for BCMS at state cross country championships.

Big day for BCMS at state cross country championships.

BCMS cross country wrapped up their season Saturday at the Georgia Middle School State Cross Country Championships in Cochran. JV girls won small school state. Both the varsity girls and boys finished runner up in the small school division. Ella Gibbs was individual state champion, Briggs Dominy finished second. BCMS won the small school grand champion for having the best overall score in combed JV and varsity races.

Runnin' Barons girls repeat as cross country champs, boys finish runner up.

Runnin' Barons girls repeat as cross country champs, boys finish runner up.

The BCMS girls cross country team kept its hold on the MGMSAA title winning with 15 points Tuesday afternoon in Cochran. Bleckley runners were all in the top five, including region champ Ella Gibbs and runner up Lilly Farrell. The boys finished runner up. Briggs Dominy was individual champion. Bleckley will host the state middle school cross country championships October 17. JV small school race at 10:30 am. Small school races (Bleckley's division) start at 11.