Questions and Answers for Parents about the new Georgia Milestones Assessment System
Dr. Morris Leis Named to Governor’s Education Advisory Board
Dr. Morris Leis, Superintendent of Schools for Coffee County, was recently selected by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal to serve on the governor’s Education Advisory Boards for the upcoming year. The four boards are comprised of school superintendents, principals, teachers and local school board members from each congressional district who will meet with the governor and his staff over the next year to provide input on education policy issues facing the state.
Coffee County Board of Education Achieves 2014 GSBA Distinguished School Board Status
The Coffee County Board of Education is proud to announce the achievement and status of the Georgia School Boards Association’s (GSBA) 2014 Distinguished School Board recognition.
The recognition program was designed to showcase best practices in school governance and leadership. GSBA recognizes good school board governance to foster educational community cultures in order to advance student learning and achievement.
The Coffee County Board of Education met and or exceeded the criteria set forth by GSBA to earn this honor of a 2014 Distinguished Board. The criteria may be reviewed at the GSBA Website.
The GSBA Governance Team Recognition Program was developed by Georgia superintendents and board members based on the state board of education’s standards for effective governance to recognize exemplary leadership.
In 1998, the Georgia School Boards Association was one of the first school board associations in the nation to develop a program of standards for local boards of education.
The GSBA Board recognition program is a three-year, three tiered program beginning with the Quality Board status. For more information on the program you may visit the GSBA website for awards and recognition to view the criteria for all tiers of the program.
Four Coffee Schools Named 2014 Reward Schools
The Georgia Department of Education released its 2014 list of Reward Schools, designated as part of the state’s waiver from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Each Reward School is a Title I school that falls into one of two categories:
A Highest-Performing School is among the five percent of the state’s Title I schools with the highest absolute performance, over three years, for the “all students” group on the statewide assessments. A school may not be classified as a Highest-Performing School if it has been identified as a Priority, Focus, or Alert School. Ambrose Elementary School and Westside Elementary School were both named to the 2014 Highest Performing School list.
A Highest-Progress School is among the 10 percent of the state’s Title I schools making the most progress in improving the performance of the “all students” group over three years on the statewide assessments. A school may not be classified as a High-Progress school if it has been identified as a Priority, Focus, or Alert School. Broxton-Mary Hayes Elementary School and Coffee High School were both named to the 2014 Highest Progress School list.
“The schools on this list represent some of the finest efforts being put forth in Georgia education,” State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge said. “The educators, parents, students, and communities who came together to move these schools forward should take great pride in the results.”