Dear Fellow Georgians: With your help, the Georgia Broadband Opportunity Act (HB 244) passed in July and was signed into law by Gov. Kemp in August. That bill could not have been passed without your help. HB 244 gave the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) the responsibility to set the rates that broadband service providers are charged to attach to electric membership cooperative utility poles. CLICK HERE TO TELL THEM YOU NEED BROADBAND ACCESS Broadband service providers attach to utility poles in order to bring broadband access to rural Georgians. Currently, the EMCs are charging nearly triple what companies like Georgia Power and AT&T are charging to attach to their poles. These excessive attachment costs are a barrier for broadband providers to be able to invest in rural communities that so desperately need broadband access. This week, the Georgia Public Service Commission will begin to decide those rates which will determine the speed and reality at which broadband is expanded into Georgia’s rural communities! We NEED YOU to tell the Georgia Public Service Commissioners how badly you need reliable broadband access and to vote for reasonable, cost-based rates to attach to EMC owned poles. CLICK HERE TO TELL THEM YOU NEED BROADBAND ACCESS Thank you for your help, we’ll be in touch soon with more updates. The Georgians for Broadband Team
Heard County School System will be closed for children on Thursday, September 17th. School will be closed due to an overabundance of caution after watching the 11:30 a.m. National Weather Service briefing. We have large concerns for the amount of rain forecasted for our area. Dirt roads and gravel roads will likely be washed out and make travel impossible in some areas.
Reminder that Pre-K orientation is tonight at 6:00. The meeting will be held in the gym. Please remember to bring proof of residency and student information sheet.
Reminder that tomorrow is open house for K-5 EES students attending face to face classes this school year. Below are the scheduled times. Kinder and First 8:00am - 11:00 am Second and Third 12noon - 3:00pm Fourth and Fifth 4:00pm - 6:00pm Open House will be held in the gym. Remember to bring a copy of your proof of residency and student information sheet. We look forward to seeing tomorrow.
Good evening parents, Our K-5 virtual survey will be closing this evening at 8:00 p.m. sharp. If you have not signed up for the virtual learning model by 8:00 p.m. this evening you will not be able to do so. If your circumstances change, you will have to call the district office to register: 706-675-3320
Parents, If you are planning for your child to take part in the virtual education option, you will still need to come to open house in order to get the necessary registration paperwork.
Birthday shout outs for last week and this week! June 8th Christopher Smith, June 9th Ms. Kim Webb, June 11th Noah Burke, June 11th Josey Henry, June 11th Lucas McCormick, June 14th Ms. Laurie Shumake, June 17th Trystyan Ashley, June 20th Ivy Roper, June 21st Mckenzie Battle We hope you all have a fantastic day!
Here is a great summer resource for parents to ensure your student is ready for the upcoming grade level. Check it out: https://www.gpb.org/education/learn
EES Virtual Awards https://www.wevideo.com/view/1722254884 Congratulations to all of our students and your accomplishments this year.