6:30 PM School Board Meeting
6:30 PM School Board Meeting
Thank you for visiting Cohutta Elementary School! This website is being updated so the information you are used to seeing will be in a different place. Let us know if you need help finding something. We will be adding content throughout the year, but we are currently working on adding content to our "Activities & Clubs" page and our "Resources" page. Check back to see updates for our 2018-2019 school year. We look forward to a fabulous year!
Free and Reduced Meal Applications are now available online for the 2018-19 school year. To apply, visit www.lunchapplication.com. Only one application per household should be submitted. If you need assistance or would like to request a paper application, please contact your child's cafeteria manager.
For questions regarding your child's Free and Reduced Meal Application, please contact the School Nutrition Office at (706) 876-7264 or 1030 Hill Rd. Dalton, GA 30721.
Annual Asbestos Management Plan
The Whitfield County School System AHERA Management Plan is available for public inspection upon request at the Whitfield County Board of Education. This notification is provided to fulfill the requirement of Section 763.93(4) of the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act, 40 CFR Part 763, October 30, 1987. All interested parents, teachers, empoyees or other persons are invited to review the plan, which includes the following items:
1. Location, amounts and types of asbestos containing materials
2. Response actions to the asbestos containing materials
3. Plans for inspection and periodic surveillance
4. Public Notification procedures
Anyone interested in reviewing this plan should call the Whitfield County Board of Education at (706) 217-6780.
In Georgia, the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) prepares Georgia’s State, Local, and School Annual Report Cards. The Annual Report Cards contain test results as well as other information relevant to school performance toward the goals of student achievement and school completion. The Report Card is in compliance with both state and federal laws with respect to reporting requirements. GOSA partners with the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) to produce the K-12 Public Schools Reports since much of the data comes from GaDOE.
Whitfield County Schools participates in a gifted screening process each year. The consideration window and nomination for the testing process for elementary and middle schools will begin in January. School personnel and parents may nominate their child for this consideration. Testing will be conducted in February. Please contact your child's school if you have any questions.
The Georgia Student Health Survey 2.0 provides Georgia public schools with a measurement system to satisfy all requirements under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The survey is also used to guide school prevention and intervention programs and for grant funding. The GSHS 2.0 for middle and high school students covers topics such as school climate and safety, graduation, school dropouts, alcohol and drug use, bullying and harassment, suicide, nutrition, and sedentary behaviors. The GSHS 2.0 for elementary students includes school safety and school climate questions.
Whitfield County Schools is one of four recipients in Georgia to receive an Innovative Fund grant from the Governor's Office of Student Achievement. The grant, totaling over 550 thousand dollars, will fund Beyond the Classroom, a program that will serve over 1,500 children and parents throughout the year in Learning Academies, Power Lunches, Summer Literacy Camps, and other literacy events through partnerships with Dalton State College, the Northwest Georgia Healthcare Partnership, and the Northwest Georgia Regional Library.
As of November 1, the Department of Education has published its new financial data reporting tool as required by HB 139. HB 139 required the aggregation and publication of a variety of financial information for all school districts, such as revenue and expenditure data, capital construction costs, recent audits, and similar reports. The reporting system can be found at the link above.