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School board looking for public input

The McDuffie County school system is seeking input from all citizens of the county on three unrelated issues. Teachers and faculty, students, parents, business leaders and residents are encouraged to visit the system's website and participate in surveys.

The most recent survey is on the first draft of the 2008-2009 calendar. Similar to this year's calendar, the upcoming school year is slated to begin Aug. 7, 2008, and ends May 22, 2009.

To access the calendar, visit the website at www.mcduffie.k12.ga.us and click on the large red "special announcement" in the box in the center of the home page.

Anyone interested also may view the newest policy revisions on school councils, faculty leave policy and the use of school buses. To access policy revisions, go to the quick links on the left of the home page, click on eboard login, then go to the Oct. 11, 2007 planning meeting. On the agenda, scroll down to item XII policy revision.

There's only a few more weeks to participate in the survey for the name of the new eighth and ninth grade school on White Oak Road. The link for this survey is under "news" on the right side of the home page.

Almost 400 suggestions for a name have already been entered on the website survey. A committee consisting of Board of Education members Georgia Hobbs, Paul Leroy and Rev. Ella Mae Samuels, Superintendent Mark Petersen and Principal Steve Rhodes will review the names and make a recommendation for the board's approval at the Nov. 8 meeting.



Web posted on Thursday, October 18, 2007













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