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2015-2016 School Calendar

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Read our Quarterly Report

NEW: Our Report on the 2nd Quarter of the 2014-2015 School Year is now available! Click here to read!

More Recent News

Notice of Property Tax Increasemore

Newton County Board of Education Adopts Budget and Schedules Public Hearings for Millage Ratemore

Newton County Sheriff's Office to Host Back to School Supply Giveawaymore

NCSS Announces Intent to Destroy Special Education Recordsmore

Newton County Schools Announce House Bill 251 Procedures for School Choice for the 2015-2016 School Yearmore

Newton County School System PR Department Wins National Awardsmore

NCSS Hires New Administrators for 2015-2016 School Yearmore

NCSS to Offer Summer Book Bus for Studentsmore

2015-2016 Student Insurance

Newton County School System does not carry insurance for student accidents. We recommend you purchase coverage for your child, especially if there is no other health or accident insurance coverage available for your child.

Click here to access our Student Insurance Page.

Get Involved in Your Child's Education

Visit our Parent Involvement page for information on opportunities for learning and engagement; free educational websites; and Title I parent involvement meetings.

Parent Involvement Info

NCSS Non-Discrimination Policy

Federal law prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin (Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964); sex (Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Act of 2006): or disability (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990) in educational programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance.

Students, parents, employees and the general public are hereby notified that the Newton County Board of Education does not discriminate in any educational programs or activities or in employment policies.

The following individuals have been designated as the employees responsible for coordinating the school system’s effort to implement this nondiscriminatory policy.

·         Title IIA-Shannon Buff, 2109 Newton Dr. NE, Covington, (770) 787-1330 ext. 1224

·         Title VI-A. Alan Satterfield, 2109 Newton Dr. NE, Covington, (770)787-1330 ext. 1259

·         Title IX—B. Darren Berry, 2109 Newton Dr. NE, Covington, (770) 787-1330 ext. 1203

·         Section 504-Darren Berry, 2109 Newton Dr. NE, Covington, (770) 787-1330 ext. 1203

·         ADA—C. Alan Satterfield, 2109 Newton Dr. NE, Covington, (770) 787-1330 ext. 1259

·         Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Act of 2006-Mr. Tim Schmitt, 2109 Newton Dr. NE, Covington, (770) 787-1330 ext. 1273

Picture of the Week

NCSS Hires New Director of Elementary Education & 
New Principal for Cousins Middle School

 Benjamin Roundtree
NCSS Director of Elementary Education
  Dr. Makeba Clark
Principal, Cousins Middle School

It may be summer break, but Newton County School System Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey and the Board of Education are already focused on the 2015-2016 school year. At a special called meeting on Thursday, June 4, the Board approved Fuhrey’s recommendations for two important leadership positions she wanted to fill before the school year begins—the Director of Elementary Education and the principal of Cousins Middle School. Hired to fill those leadership roles were Benjamin Roundtree and Dr. Makeba Clark, respectively.

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2015-2016 Georgia Special Needs Scholarship

Georgia Special Needs Permission – School Choice

Pursuant to Senate Bill 10 (Code 20-2-2113), parents of a student with a disability who meet the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Eligibility criteria may request to have their child attend another school within the system. The Newton County School System will make a decision regarding a parental request to transfer based on two criteria:

A. Class size and school capacity which is defined by

     • the class-size capacity by grade and subject, based on state law (160-5-1-08)

B. The school’s ability to provide the services identified in the student’s Individualized Education   

     Program (IEP).


• There will be two application deadlines for students eligible for a transfer to another school.

For the fall semester of the school year, parents have until July 1st, 2015, to request that

their child attend another school in the district.

For the spring semester of the school year, parents have until December 1st, 2015, to

request that their child attend another school in the district.

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HB 251 School Choice Transfer Options Announced

After reviewing guidelines provided by the Georgia Department of Education, the Newton County School System has identified eight schools as potentially eligible to receive students whose parents wish to transfer their child under the provisions of House Bill 251. Those schools are: East Newton Elementary School; Heard-Mixon Elementary School; Livingston Elementary School; Mansfield Elementary School; Middle Ridge Elementary School; Porterdale Elementary School; Clements Middle School; and Veterans Memorial Middle School. No slots are available at the district’s three high schools for the 2015-2016 school year.

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PUBLIC NOTICE: Intent to Destroy Special Education Records


The Division of Exceptional Students of Newton County Public Schools will destroy records that have been collected, maintained, and/or used in providing special education services.  This activity is in compliance with federal, state and local policy.  The destruction of data policy provides that records may be destroyed when they are no longer needed for educational planning purposes.



The destruction policy only applies to SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS BORN in 1991.




PRIOR TO JULY 31, 2015

Contact the Office of Special Education at:  Newton County Public Schools-Board of Education, 2109 Newton Drive, P. O. Box 1269, Covington, GA  30015 or by phone: (770) 787-1330, Ext. 1204.  Records will be provided only to a former student who is 18 years of age or older or the legal guardian.  We will notify the individual by phone when the requested records are prepared.  The records will be obtained at the Board of Education.  Anyone obtaining records will be required to produce identification that contains both picture and signature.

From the Superintendent

Welcome to Newton County School System. Our mission is to provide educational excellence for ALL students. Our students regularly compete at the local, state, and national levels and we pride ourselves as a

district that provides great academic and extracurricular programs for our students. Whether you are a parent, grandparent, resident, or business owner, I encourage you to get involved and support Newton County Schools--where Spirit, Pride, and Excellence make the difference!

As the school year progresses I will be sharing information and thoughts with you on my webpage so I hope you will check back often.

Visit my webpage.

Samantha M. Fuhrey, Ed.S.
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Upcoming Events

BOE Combined Meeting
July 21, 2015 7:00PM
Open House--High Schools
July 28, 2015 5:00PM
Open House--Elementary Schools
July 29, 2015 5:00PM
Open House--Middle Schools
July 30, 2015 5:00PM
July 31, 2015

2015 Teacher of the Year Reception

2015 NCSS Spelling Bee

NCSS 2014 Elementary School Literacy Days Competition

NCSS 2014 Middle School Literacy Days Competition

2015 NCSS Retirement Dinner

2015 Partner in Education Reception

Mentor A Student Today!

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