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Two Newton County School System (NCSS) schools will host parent informational meetings this month regarding Flexible Learning Programs being offered at school. 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 Elementary and West Newton Elementary 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 these services is based on a four-tier criteria mandated by the Georgia Department of Education. The priority is as follows:

FLP Rank Order I:  Students in the following subgroups that are not meeting standards as identified by state assessment results:  students with disabilities, English Learners, or free-and reduced price lunch subgroups; and, if funding levels allow;      

FLP Rank Order II:  All other students that are not meeting standards, as identified by state assessment results; and, if funding levels allow;

FLP Rank Order III:  Students who are meeting standards, as identified by state assessment results.

Interested parents may attend their school’s informational meeting scheduled on the following dates:

·         West Newton Elementary                           Thursday, August 22                       6:30 PM

·         Live Oak Elementary                                       Thursday, August 29                       7:00 PM

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 September 6, 2013. Applications are available on the Federal Programs Page of the Newton County School System website .

For more information, contact Ms. Rhonda Murphy in the NCSS Office of Federal Programs at 770-787-1330 ext. 1288.