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Parents asked for input on schools

Lamar parents are invited to provide input and assist in developing the Lamar County School System’s Parent Involvement Policy, Equity Plan, and Implementation Plan – known as the CLIP. ‘Your input is invaluable to our…

Lamar AJROTC teams advance

‘Lamar has done it again. All Lamar County drill teams have made it to state competitions,’ said AROTC S-5 Assistant Sgt. Dakotta Strickland. ‘This, however, is not the end of hard work and fierce training.’Instead…

School employees get better benefits package

By Kay S. PedrottiEmployees of the Lamar County school system who participate in the system’s benefits plan can expect improvements in coverage starting July 1 for the next school year and beyond.After a presentation by…

CTE students given options, opportunities

By Kay S. PedrottiDuring Career Technical Education month students at Lamar County College and Career Academy have provided examples to the public to illustrate what they do in CTE classes and how CTE is beneficial…

E-SPLOST numbers fall short

After a promising uptick in October, the Education Special Purpose Local Sales Tax numbers went down for November and December, again falling short of bonded indebtedness payments.Slow revenue from the tax led the board of…

Lamar schools achieve GSBA Quality School Board status

The Lamar County school system has achieved the Georgia School Boards Association 2014 Quality School Board recognition.The Lamar school board met and or exceeded the criteria set forth by GSBA to earn the honor. The…

Social workers essential to school system

By Sherri EllingtonSchool social workers are a relatively new part of education but are essential behind the scenes, the board of education heard. It also learned the grant that pays for some of the services…

Salt banned from school menus; much food goes in trash

By Sherri EllingtonThere have been changes in school nutrition menus ‘“ and not just the complete ban on salt. Where once school programs got much of its food from the USDA commodities program, now most…

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