About Irwin County School System
The Irwin County Public School System has three school sites – Irwin County Elementary, Irwin County Middle, and Irwin County High – as well as the Irwin County Education Center, which houses the afterschool program.
149 Chieftain Circle
Ocilla, GA 31774
Kerry Billingsley, Sr.
149 Chieftain Circle
Ocilla, GA 31774
521 Lax Highway
Ocilla, GA 31774
Nature of Learner
- All students can learn.
- Learning is life-long.
- Every learner is unique.
Nature of Knowledge
- There is a basic and changing core of knowledge that all learners should be taught.
- Students should be taught how to learn and how to access and apply information.
- Knowledge should be relevant to the learner.
Nature of Schools and School Systems
- The Irwin County Schools serve as learning centers, which reflect the ever changing educational needs of society.
- The Irwin County Schools identify the individual needs of learners.
- The Irwin County Schools provide the educational experiences to meet the individual needs of learners.
Our mission is to establish a strong foundation for lifelong learning by guiding and challenging all of our students to achieve their maximum potential. The system strives to provide a superior, individualized, and comprehensive education for all students in preparing them for continuing success academically and professionally. We will make every effort to provide a safe, drug-free, orderly, and caring environment where each student has an equal opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to function effectively in society.
The Irwin County School System envisions itself as being a system of excellence which involves the entire community. Our goal is to maximize student achievement as teachers use innovative teaching strategies and facilitate learning through a technology-rich environment thus empowering all individuals to become proficient in the use of modern technology. We will provide a school climate that inspires and motivates students and teachers to reach their highest potential. We foresee a safe, welcoming, and nurturing learning environment where students feel successful, accept responsibilities, love learning, share their work, cooperate with others, attain technological skills, communicate globally, and engage in healthy competition, which prepares them to meet future challenges in an advancing technological society.
NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY FOR IRWIN COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM
Federal law prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, religion, language, veteran status, genetic information, or national origin (Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964); sex (Title IX of the Educational Amendment of 1972 and Title II of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act of 1984); or disability (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and American Disabilities Act (ADA), P.L. 101336) in educational programs or activities receiving federal assistance and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.
Employees, students and the general public are hereby notified that the Irwin County Board of Education does not discriminate in any educational program or activities or in employment policies. The Irwin County Board of Education prohibits retaliation against individuals who oppose this policy or file any complaint.
State law prohibits discrimination based on gender in athletic programs of local school systems (Equity in Sports Acts, O.C.G.A. § 20-2-315). Students are hereby notified that Irwin County local school system does not discriminate on the basis of gender in its athletic programs. The sports equity coordinator for this school system is: Dr. Emethel Mizell 210 North Apple Street, Ocilla, Ga. 31774 or call (229)-468-7485. Inquiries or complaints concerning sports equity in this school system may be submitted to the sports equity coordinator.
The following individuals have been designated as the employees responsible for coordinating the system’s effort to implement this nondiscrimination policy.
|Title VI-B, Section 504, ADA||Dr. Stacie Howard
|Title IX, Homeless Liaison, Sports Equity||Dr. Emethel Mizell
|Title II||Heather Purvis
|Title I||Jessica Sirmans
All career and technical education programs follow the system’s policies of nondiscrimination of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, and disability in all programs, services, activities, and employment. IN addition, arrangements can be made to assure that the lack of English proficiency is not a barrier to admission or participation.
Inquiries concerning the application of Title II, TitleVI, Title IX, Section 504, ADA, and Career and Technical Education to the policies and practices of the board may be addressed to the Irwin County Board of Education, P.O. Box 225, Ocilla Georgia 31774, to the Regional Office for Civil Rights, Atlanta, Georgia 30323; or to the Director, Office of Civil Rights, Education Department, Washington, D.C. 20201.
|Toll-Free School Safety Hotline
MAKE THE CALL AND STOP VIOLENCE IN YOUR SCHOOL
The 1-877-SAY-STOP toll-free hotline was created by the Georgia Department of Education. Students can anonymously report anyone who has a weapon, has threatened to bring a weapon to school, or has violated any other school safety rules. The hotline hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; after 5 p.m. all calls will be forwarded to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Callers will not be asked to reveal their identities. Make the call; you can make a difference!