Welcome Back Message from Superintendent Rudy Falana:
So, it’s time to put Summer in the rear-view mirror! I want to welcome employees, parents, and approximately 4500 students into the 2014-2015 school year. For parents/guardians whose students are entering Burke County Public Schools (BCPS) for the first time, I offer a special welcome and a heartfelt thank you for the trust that you have placed in us.
Opening a new school year enforces my belief that we have wonderful opportunities to make a difference in the lives of our students and that we are extremely fortunate to live in a community that values education. As we begin this school year, please know that it takes exceptional staff, informed parents, business leaders, elected officials, and involved community members to create the best possible environment for learning. My commitment to you is that this school district will continue to strive in providing the best education possible so our children will be inspired to learn and to understand and pursue their potential in becoming skillful and thoughtful citizens who are equipped to play central roles in our community and abroad.
We know that we will face both anticipated and unanticipated challenges and opportunities as the year progresses. After all, the bar of excellence is always being raised, and we are working to continuously meet and exceed that bar. Please know that we will continue to be transparent. Whether it’s Georgia Milestones, the state’s new assessment system for students or Teacher and Leader Keys, the state’s assessment system for Teachers and Leaders, BCPS will continue to rise to the challenge. Student achievement remains our highest priority, and we will continue to align resources to ensure success for every student.
We have highly qualified and dedicated staff serving our students, and are excited about our new hires and the knowledge, experience, and expertise they bring with them. I am very proud of the many accomplishments experienced this past year by individuals, schools, departments, and the district as a whole and look forward to another productive and exciting year of sustainability and expansion!
Intradistrict Transfer Option- House Bill 251 (2009) Public School Choice - Please click on link below for more information:
All of Burke County Public Schools are School wide Title I Schools. The Elementary And Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965 requires that parents or guardians who have children attending a Title I school be notified of how well their school is preparing the students for college and/or a career, as well as the school’s designation status under Georgia’s ESEA Flexibility Wavier.
Under Georgia’s ESEA Flexibility Waiver, certain Title I schools are designated as Reward, Priority, Focus, or Alert schools. The Wavier also allows the use of the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI), which serves as a comprehensive report card for all schools in Georgia. The CCRPI provides a score between 0-100 for each school, and that score measures how well the school is doing in preparing its students to be successful in college and/or a career.
None of Burke County Public schools have been given a school designation status at this time, and parents will be receiving school specific information regarding CCPRI scores at a later date.
MESSAGE FROM SUPERINTENDENT RUDY FALANA
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.