BREAKING NEWS: Dawson County schools will be closed Tuesday

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Dawson County Schools Superintendent announced today that Dawson County Schools  will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 29.  Students will have an online learning day (Elementary B Day).

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Dawson schools set “Online Learning Day” Tuesday

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Dr. Damon Gibbs

At 5:15 p.m. today Monday (Dec. 11), Dawson County School Superintendent Dr. Damon Gibbs issued the following statement regarding school closures. “Due to potentially dangerous road conditions, Dawson County Schools will have an Online Learning Day Tuesday (Dec. 11). All 12 month employees should report at 10:00am if safe to do so.

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Dawson County among finalists for Georgia School Board Association Governance Team of the Year

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DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – Dawson County Schools is one of 10 finalists for the Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) 2018 Governance Team of the Year Award.

The award is presented annually to one Georgia public school district’s board of education and superintendent who have achieved all-around success in their district.  This recognition is deeply rooted in the components of the Georgia Vision Project’s research-based recommendations for Georgia’s public schools.

These finalists were vetted through a stringent application process and a visit by an impartial review team to vet the information in the application.

“This group of ten school districts from all over Georgia exemplify what it means to achieve at the highest levels. We are very pleased with this inaugural class for the Governance Team of the Year,” said Katrina Young, GSBA President and Rockdale County Board of Education member.

The winner will be announced at the GSBA/GSSA Annual Conference at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel in Atlanta, December 6, 2018, during a banquet honoring these outstanding governance teams. There were 33 Georgia school districts that qualified and 10 that chose to submit applications.

The winner will be chosen by a panel of national experts who perform various leadership roles in the field of public education.

The other finalists are Bleckley County Schools, Chickamauga City Schools, Effingham County Schools, Forsyth County Schools, Gwinnett County Schools, Jefferson City Schools, Lumpkin County Schools, Pierce County Schools and Schley County Schools.

 

 

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Dawson, White, Lumpkin schools closed today

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Fetch Your News understands the serious impact that extreme weather can have on our readers. That is why our reporters work around the clock to bring you the most up-to-date information on school closings, road closings, power outages and the availability of emergency shelters.

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. –- The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a winter weather advisory that will go into effect from 1 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday.

* WHAT — Light freezing rain expected. Total ice accumulations of around one-tenth of an inch or less are expected.

* WHEN AND WHERE – The first advisory will go into effect for far northwest Georgia at 1 AM until 11 AM. The second advisory will go into effect for north-central Georgia at 5 AM until 12 AM. The third advisory will go into effect at 6 AM until 1 PM for northeast Georgia.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS…The ice will result in difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute on Monday. Total ice accumulations of one-tenth of an inch or less are expected.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS — Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads. Slow down and use caution while driving.

SCHOOL CLOSINGS

Dawson County School Superintendent Dameon Gibbs has announced that Dawson County schools are closed today.

White County School Superintendent Dr. Jeff Wilson announced today that schools will be closed Monday, Jan. 8, for students and staff due to the Winter Weather Advisory and threat of freezing rain. School will be closed for students and staff.

Lumpkin County schools will be closed Monday, Jan. 8, due to the threat of icy conditions. However, 12-month employees should report if it is safe to do so.

Watch for FYN updates throughout the day.

 

 

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Dawson Co. Schools Will Not Follow Federal Government’s Transgender Guidelines

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DAWSONVILLE Ga. — Dawson County School Superintendent Dr. Damon Gibbs said Thursday that he considers the Obama Administration’s guidelines regarding transgender students’ use of school bathrooms to be just that, a guideline and not a directive. He said Dawson County schools will not follow that particular guideline.

“They are guidelines, not a directive,” Gibbs said. But the guidelines came with a stern warning that school systems that do not comply could face the possibility of lawsuits and the loss of millions of dollars in federal funding. In the case of Dawson County, that could amount to $2.7 million.

“We do follow most federal guidelines,” Gibbs said. “But we’re not going to do that. We have to meet the needs of all our students.”

Besides, Gibbs added, State School Superintendent Richard Woods was very clear in a letter he sent out state schools this week telling state school superintendents they do not have to comply.

Woods’ letter said the guidelines do not have the force of law and he called them “an overreach of power by the Executive Branch of the federal government.”

Woods assured school superintendents that if federal funds are withheld or a lawsuit is filed, the state will work with districts to take appropriate action.

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Dawson County Schools Friday January 22, 2016

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Dawson County schools will be closed on Friday, January 22, 2016.  Twelve month employees should report if possible.

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