Burke County School System

School Building Security and Safety

The safety and security of the students and staff of our school system is a paramount concern for the Board of Education and the Administration of our schools. We take this responsibility seriously. 

The fight which occurred Monday afternoon at Burke Co. High during 2nd lunch was not a major fight, as it was broken up and handled very quickly with no injuries. Additional personnel were on duty. 2nd lunch was sent back to the classrooms about 5 minutes early so we could get the 6 that were fighting to the office and get personnel back in place to supervise 3rd lunch, which reported on time. The school day was not disrupted and instruction continued throughout the day without any further problems.

To further enhance campus security, the gates located between the High School and Middle School will be locked between the hours of 8:15 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

As a general statement, we believe that we have the necessary and reasonable safeguards in place to assure the security of our buildings and safety of our students. Parents, please rest assured that Burke County High is being closely monitored and is a safe learning environment. All feasible steps are being taken to maintain order and safety in our schools. Your support and encouragement are appreciated.

Each year our high school and middle school students participate in a state-wide survey that looks at our school climate.  This year, the state has asked that our parents also be involved in gathering this important information. The Georgia Parent Survey has 20 questions and it should take no more than 5-10 minutes to complete.  This survey is administered electronically.  You will be able to complete this survey using your computer, smartphones or iPads.
The link to the Georgia Parent Survey can be found below:

 GA Parent Survey Link