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Thursday 08/28/2014
Georgia School for the Deaf Earns SACS CASI Accreditation
Posted: August 28, 2014

Principal Leslie Jackson announced today that the Georgia School for the Deaf earned accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED.

Wednesday 08/27/2014
Northside Elementary takes up ice bucket challenge on big scale
Posted: August 27, 2014

Teachers at Northside Elementary took the Ice Bucket Challenge to the next level with the help of the Cedartown Fire Department.

Friday 08/22/2014
Polk County Schools lunch menu, Aug. 25 through 29
Posted: August 22, 2014

Here's what students in Polk County Schools are having for lunch this week.

Rockmart Children Academy starting classes Sept. 1
Posted: August 22, 2014

Rockmart Children Academy, located at 1030 North Piedmont Avenue, will begin its first year of classes by September 1.

Thursday 08/21/2014
Retired Polk educators can get free athletic passes
Posted: August 21, 2014

The Polk County Board of Education is giving a break to retired educators who still want to watch their favorite sports teams.

School board tables policy changes for students
Posted: August 21, 2014

A change in the language of four student policies was tabled during the August meeting of the Polk County Board of Education.

Wednesday 08/20/2014
New officers are added to schools
Posted: August 20, 2014

Students headed back to class at middle and high schools in Polk County are seeing additional school resource officers to start the school year.

2014 ACT results: Georgia a leading state in Southeast
Updated: August 20, 2014 - 12:08 pm

August 20, 2014 – 2014 ACT results show Georgia at the top of the pack among Southeastern states, outperforming Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, Florida, Alabama, West Virginia, and South Carolina.

Tuesday 08/19/2014
Superintendent: bug problem at CHS under control
Posted: August 19, 2014

Cedartown High School students and parents can rest assured, creepy crawly critters are no longer a problem according to superintendent William Hunter.

Saturday 08/16/2014
Improvements made in Polk EOCT scores, show need for work in math and sciences
Posted: August 16, 2014

Before of the start of school this week, teachers were at the Cedartown Performing Arts Center for the Polk School District’s annual meeting.

Friday 08/15/2014
Polk School District breakfast and lunch menu for Aug. 18 through 22, 2014
Posted: August 15, 2014

This week's lunch menu for Aug. 18 through 22:

Board gets bond sale money, looks to cut media specialist positions
Posted: August 15, 2014

The Polk County Board of Education undertook a number of items during their August work session ahead of their monthly meeting, including approval of a post-issuance compliance for the board’s Special Purpose, Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) bond sales.

New principal for new school year at Northside Elementary
Updated: August 15, 2014 - 3:10 pm

A new principal is taking the reins at Northside Elementary to start off the new year, and he has big plans for the faculty and students.

Thursday 08/14/2014
Polk School breakfast and lunch menu, Aug. 15
Posted: August 14, 2014

Here's what kids are having for breakfast and lunch this week at Polk County Schools:

Students back to class in Polk County for First Day of School
Posted: August 14, 2014

Polk County students are getting back to their studies today as school starts back for the 2014-15 calendar year. 

Wednesday 08/13/2014
Student and faculty handbook changes approved, Cedartown graduation date moved during Polk School Board meeting
Posted: August 13, 2014

The Polk County Board of Education wrapped up their monthly meeting for August without much fanfare, approving employee and student handbooks for the 2014-15 school year along with a change to Cedartown’s graduation.

Polk School District enters into agreement with GHC, GNTC for College and Career Academy program
Updated: August 13, 2014 - 11:27 am

Cedartown, GA, – Polk County is one step closer to ensuring that a College and Career Academy is a reality for the community. This past week, leaders from Polk School District, Georgia Highlands College, and Georgia Northwestern Technical College met to sign the Memorandum of Understanding, formally announcing the intent of all parties to apply for charter status for the academy and to pursue funding from Georgia College & Career Academies. 

Polk students back to class Thursday
Posted: August 13, 2014

Students are heading back to the classroom Thursday as Polk County Schools get back to the business of teaching for the 2014-15 school year.

Saturday 08/09/2014
Millage rate decrease by school board to save taxpayers more than $400K
Posted: August 09, 2014

The millage rate for local school taxes in Polk County are coming down, ever so slightly, from the rate in 2013.

Friday 08/08/2014
Polk School District’s limited school choice options
Posted: August 08, 2014

The following was sent to the Polk County Standard Journal for the public’s information:

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