Valdosta Board of Education to Hold Public Hearing on Strategic Waivers School System Application

| March 8, 2016



Valdosta, GA — The Valdosta Board of Education will hold a public hearing on the proposed Strategic Waivers School System (SWSS) Application to be submitted to the Georgia State Board of Education as required by Georgia House Bill 1209. The Application is a petition to create a Strategic Waivers School System to provide “increased flexibility for local school systems.” The public hearing is scheduled for 6:00 PM on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at Pinevale Elementary School, 930 Lake Park Road.

The proposed SWSS Application will be available for public review and comment on our district website at following the Valdosta Board of Education meeting on March 8, 2016. Print copies of the proposed SWSS Application will also be available at the Valdosta Board of Education office at 1204 Williams Street, Valdosta, Georgia after March 8, 2016.  During thepublic hearing, an overview and information on the proposed flexibility options for Valdosta City Schools will be provided. Community stakeholders are encouraged to provide input and sharequestions or concerns pertaining to the proposed SWSS Application.

For more information contact the Valdosta Board of Education at (229) 333-8500.

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