The Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program recently presented Darlington School with the GOAL Advocacy Award, which recognizes the institution that has displayed the most passion and perseverance when appealing to legislators to preserve, protect, and expand this opportunity. “The 2018 GOAL Advocacy Award recognizes a head of school and senior school official, both of whom were instrumental through engaging in immediate and targeted outreach at a very critical juncture in the final stages of this year’s legislative debate,” said Lisa Kelly, president and executive director of the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program. “There is truly no substitute for relationships between respected citizens in a community and their elected officials. Brent Bell, head of school, and Joe Montgomery, assistant head of school for strategic initiatives, were personally recognized for their advocacy work on behalf of the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program. Last year, 169 members of the Darlington community redirected $293,125 to support new Darlington students through the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program. Currently, 67 Darlington students are receiving financial assistance through GOAL, 20 of whom are new in 2018-19. Click here for more information about GOAL at Darlington.
The Georgia Foundation for Public Education has awarded mini-grants to 17 schools to support student career-readiness activities associated with the YouScience aptitude assessment tool. Among the schools: Rome High School (Rome City Schools) received $5,000 for substitutes, transportation, and stipends for a Saturday event at which students and parents will receive career advisement and information on YouScience.
From Rome City Schools: “The Rome Board of Education will have a called meeting on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, at 3 p.m. in the Superintendent’s Office. The Board will meet for the purpose of a Student Disciplinary Tribunal Appeal.” The board will immediately go into closed meeting.