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Two schools to hold parent info meetings

Officials to discuss school Flexible Learning Programs

COVINGTON — Two Newton County public schools will host parent informational meetings this month regarding Flexible Learning Programs being offered. Schools identified by the Georgia Department of Education as Priority, Focus and Alert Schools must implement specific programs and interventions to assist students in improving their academic performance. Both Live Oak and West Newton elementary schools are currently identified as Focus Schools.

Live Oak’s program includes a free, three-day after school program designed to improve student achievement in science. At West Newton, there will be a free two-day after school program focusing on student achievement in math. Transportation will be provided for both programs.

Priority for the services is based on a four-tier criteria, as mandated by the Georgia Department of Education.

1. Students eligible for free and reduced priced meals in Title I schools who do not meet state assessment standards must be given first priority.

2. Students eligible for free and reduced priced meals in Title I schools who do meet state assessment standards must be given second priority.

3. Students not eligible for free and reduced priced meals in Title I schools who do not meet state assessment standards must be given third priority.

4. Students not eligible for free and reduced priced meals in Title I schools who do meet state assessment standards must be given fourth priority.

Interested parents may attend their school’s informational meeting, which is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 22 at West Newton and 7 p.m. Aug. 29 at Live Oak.

Parents interested in having their child attend their school’s After School Flexible Learning Program must complete an enrollment application and deliver it to the school principal by Sept. 6. Applications are available on the Federal Programs page of the Newton County School System website.

More information is available by contacting Rhonda Murphy in the NCSS Office of Federal Programs at 770-787-1330, ext. 1288.