• June - 2019
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    Mercedes C Parham
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    Mercedes C Parham

    The Muscogee County School District will accept applications for GSNSP Transfers (Senate Bill 10) June 10-24, 2019.
    Please click here for more information and a link to the application.

    Questions may be directed to the Division of the Program for Exceptional Students, 706-748-2230.

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    Mercedes C Parham

    Columbus, GA- The Muscogee County Board of Education today announced its intention to adopt a millage rate for fiscal year 2020 that will require an increase in property taxes by 0.05 percent.

    The Board has determined that this proposed mill levy is necessary to provide the resources needed for all students to achieve as we continue in our efforts to be a premier school district. Recent achievements include the following:

    • During the 2017-2018 school year the district increased its percentage of students identified as Proficient and Distinguished Learners in 50% (12 out of 24) of the content areas assessed by the 2018 Georgia Milestones End of Grade (EOG) and End of Course (EOC) tests. The district also decreased its numbers of students identified as Beginning Learners in 50% of those areas and outperformed the other Tier II Districts in 18 out of 24 assessed areas.
    • Continued year-over-year graduation rate gains. Over the past four years, the MCSD graduation rate has increased by 4.3 percentage points, from 84.6 in 2014-2015 to 88.9 in 2017-2018 while the state’s graduation rate increased by only 2.8 percentage points, from 78.8 in 2014-2015 to 81.6 in 2017-2018. This marks the fourth consecutive year that the District’s performance has surpassed the state of Georgia at a higher rate.
    • The 2018 American College Test (ACT) composite and subject results for the Muscogee County School District mark the second highest set of scores for the District to date. In addition, the number of students tested in Muscogee County increased year-to-date for the 2017-2018 school year. Further, the Muscogee County School District 2018 SAT results saw improvements in the District’s composite and reading and writing scores. The District’s reading and writing scores exceeded both the state and national averages for the first time. In addition, the District noted an increase in the number of test takers during the 2017-2018 school year.
    This proposed levy will work to restore some of the shortfalls faced by the District as a result of sixteen consecutive years of the State’s inability to fully fund its share of public education. The funding shortfalls or State Austerity Reductions from fiscal year 2003 through fiscal year 2018 totaled $192.6 million.

    These state budget cuts are again compounded by the fact that the property tax digest for Muscogee County has not increased significantly in recent years. The property tax digest for the current year is again projected to realize a nominal increase. The Board of Education must then levy 6.08 mills of tax to provide the local five-mill share revenue required for participation in the state education funding program.

    This tentative increase will result in a millage rate of 23.321 mills, an increase of 0.011 mills. Without this tentative tax increase, the millage rate will be no more than 23.310 mills. The proposed tax increase for a home with a fair market value of $125,000 is approximately $.40 cents and the proposed tax increase for non-homestead property with a fair market value of $175,000 is approximately $.77 cents.

    The proposed millage rate requires a millage rate higher than the rollback mill rate. Georgia law requires that before the Board can set a final millage rate, it must hold three public hearings to allow for public input.

    All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearings on this tax increase to be held in the Board Room on the 1st floor of the Board of Education, 2960 Macon Road, at the dates and times indicated.

    • Monday, June 10, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.
    • Monday, June 10, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
    • Monday, June 24, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
    The millage rate for 2019 will be set at a meeting held in the Board Room on the 1st floor of the Board of Education, 2960 Macon Road on Monday, June 24, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

    The mission of the Muscogee County School District is to inspire and equip all students to achieve unlimited potential. For more information, please contact the Office of Communications at 706.748.2034 or communications@muscogee.k12.ga.us.

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    Mercedes C Parham
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    Mercedes C Parham

    The Muscogee County Board of Education has tentatively adopted a millage rate that will require an increase in property taxes by 0.05 percent.

    All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearings on this tax increase. The hearings are to be held in the Board Room on the 1st floor of the Board of Education, 2960 Macon Road on the following dates and times: Monday, June 10, 2019 at 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 10, 2019 at 5:00 p.m., and Monday, June 24, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

    This tentative increase will result in a millage rate of 23.321 mills, an increase of 0.011 mills. Without this tentative tax increase, the millage rate will be no more than 23.310 mills. The proposed tax increase for a home with a fair market value of $125,000 is approximately $.40 cents and the proposed tax increase for non-homestead property with a fair market value of $175,000 is approximately $.77 cents.

    The millage rate for 2019 will be set at a meeting held in the Board Room on the 1st floor of the Board of Education, 2960 Macon Road on Monday, June 24, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

  • May - 2019
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    Jasmine S Agyemang

    WHEN: Tuesday, June 4 | 6:00 p.m.

    WHERE:
    Muscogee County Public Education Center
    2960 Macon Road | Columbus, GA 31906

    WHAT: The District invites all who are interested in pursuing a career in education to this meeting. Pre-registration is not required to attend, but individuals should possess a minimum of a bachelor’s degree with a 2.5 grade-point average. During this meeting, Human Resources and Professional Learning will share pathway options and specific details about the process to transition into a career in education.

    The mission of the Muscogee County School District is to inspire and equip all students to achieve unlimited potential. For more information, please contact the Office of Communications at 706.748.2034 or communications@muscogee.k12.ga.us.

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    Jasmine S Agyemang


    Called School Board Meeting Notice

    WHEN: Monday, June 3| 5:30 p.m.

    WHERE: Muscogee County Public Education Center

    2960 Macon Road | Columbus, GA 31906

    WHAT: The purpose of this meeting is to take official action on the proposed plan for a Behavior Supports Continuum of Services, provided by ChanceLight, Inc., for students with varying eligibilities.

    Behavior Supports Program Proposal FAQS (1).pdf

    The mission of the Muscogee County School District is to inspire and equip all students to achieve unlimited potential. For more information, please contact the Office of Communications at 706.748.2034 or communications@muscogee.k12.ga.us.


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    Mercedes C Parham

    IMPORTANT NOTICE


    Who: 2019 Graduated Seniors

    What: Remaining school lunch balances

    In order to close out any remaining funds available on a graduated senior’s lunch account, parents must choose one of the following options:

    1. Transfer the balance to another sibling in the District
    2. Request a refund check
    3. Donate a designated amount to a child that is unable to pay within the District

    How: Please contact the School Nutrition office at (706) 748-2386 to let us know your choice and provide your student’s name, address, and school attended.


    Note: If you have been using MySchoolBucks for automatic payments, make sure to turn that option off on your student’s account.


    Thank you,

    Muscogee County School District School Nutrition

    (706) 748-2386

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    Mercedes C Parham

    Parents,

    We would like your input regarding a recent proposal that was presented during a Board work session. The survey can be accessed in the following link: CLICK HERE.

    Please provide your feedback before close of business, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. We will present our survey results to our Board of Education for further consideration.

    Truly,

    Office of Communications
    Muscogee County School District
    706.748.2034
    communications@muscogee.k12.ga.us

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    Jasmine S Agyemang


    Columbus, GA –
    The Muscogee County School District will host its annual Seamless Summer Feeding Program. This program is available for all children 18 years and younger.

    Breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. and lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. All meals will be at no cost starting from June 3 – July 11, 2019, Monday through Thursday only. All sites will be closed Thursday, July 4.

    The following sites will participate in this program:
    Arnold Middle School
    Baker Middle School
    Brewer Elementary School
    Carver High School
    J.D. Davis Elementary School
    Dawson Elementary School
    Dimon Elementary School
    East Columbus Magnet Academy
    Fort Middle School
    Fox Elementary School
    Hardaway High School
    Jordan High School
    Key Elementary School
    Lonnie Jackson Academy
    MLK, Jr. Elementary School
    Midland Academy
    South Columbus Elementary School
    Spencer High School
    St. Mary’s Road Elementary School
    Wesley Heights Elementary School
    The program is contingent upon active participation in order to keep a site open until July 11, 2019.Adults may purchase meals at the following rate:

    • Breakfast - $1.50
    • MCSD Employee Lunch - $3.75
    • Other Adult Lunch - $4.50
    The mission of the Muscogee County School District is to inspire and equip all students to achieve unlimited potential. For more information, please contact the Office of Communications at 706.748.2034 or communications@muscogee.k12.ga.us.