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Bleckley BOE sets millage rate, hires familiar name as parapro.

The Bleckley County Board of Education set a tentative millage rate of 14.334 mills at a called meeting held Thursday night.  According to board minutes, a final rate will be set at the August 15 monthly meeting.  They also acted on several personnel matters including hiring former BCHS football player Derrick Farrow as a paraprofessional for Bleckley Primary.  Per head coach Von Lassiter's Twitter, Farrow will also be an assistant coach for BCHS football.

Bleckley BOE adopts social media policy for district employees.

The Bleckley Board of Education approved policy GAH at Tuesday's monthly meeting.  It governs the usage of social media for all employees.  They also approved an application by the school nutrition department to begin serving meals for participants in the 21st Century Program and a community coach for middle and high school cheerleading.

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Bleckley BOE names new middle school assistant principal.

The Bleckley County Board of Education promoted longtime middle school teacher Liz Dykes to BCMS Assistant Principal at a called meeting held Thursday night.  The board had promoted Carla Thrower from Assistant Principal to Principal at a called meeting held last month.  

This will be the second time Dykes and Thrower have directly worked together.  Dykes is a former BCMS Cheerleading head coach, Thrower was her assistant.

Bleckley School District to participate in USDA Child & Adult Food Program.

The Bleckley School District will begin offering meals through the USA-funded Child and Adult Food Program.  The announcement came via a news release issued Thursday.  Program funding will come from the Board of Educationi, School Nutrition, and the 21st Century After School Program.  Meals will be offered at Bleckley County Learning Center (Pre K), location of the 21st Century After School Program, 242 E Dykes St.

For more information contact Kelli Green, (478)934-2821, for more information.

Back to School news for Bleckley Schools.

To download a document containing back to school information regarding all Bleckley County Schools including supply lists and dress codes for all schools, click here.

BCHS Beta Club members do well at nationals.

BCHS Beta Club members do well at nationals.

Bleckley County High School Beta Club members who won state competition attended the National Beta Club Convention in Orlando, Florida this past weekend.  Tucker Felkins placed third, Evan Thomas fourth, in Agriculture Competition.  The Beta Club Show Choir finished fifth.  They were directed by BCHS Show Choir Director Kelli Greer.

Beta Club advisors are Dr. Cindy Felkins and Jill Brack.

Bleckley BOE promotes BCMS Assistant Principal to Principal.

As part of what was a very short called meeting last night, the Bleckley County Board of Education promoted longtime BCMS Assistant Principal Carla Thrower to Principal.  Thrower will replace Michelle Dyal, who will be transferring to Bleckley Elementary after current principal Janet Moe resigns June 30.