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Acceptable Use Policy - Irwin County Schools policies for student/staff use of computers and the Internet
Internet Safety Policy - Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA)-compliant Internet safety policy, technology protection measures, supervision and monitoring
Internet Usage Permission Form - Parental permission form required for all students in order to use the system computers and for Internet access. Students in grades 4 through 12 must also sign the form.
Student Attendance Information - Georgia Attendance Laws and Irwin County Schools Attendance Policies
Student Transportation / Bus Discipline Policy - Irwin County Schools Bus/Transportation policies, Parent/Guardian responsibilities, behavior guidelines, consequences of policy violations, bus riding rules

Employment Certification (Work Permits)

A work permit is required for anyone who desires to hold a job but has not reached the age of 16. A work permit may be obtained at the Board of Education at 210 Apple Street. Completed work permits must be returned to the Board of Education for certification. A picture ID is required.

To streamline the work permit process, minors may go to the Department of Labor website to complete and print an employment certificate. This certificate must still be certified by the Board of Education.

Online Youth Work Permit
PDF Document  Instructions

Driver's License Information

A signed and notarized Certificate of School Enrollment form is required in order to apply for a Learner's Permit or Driver's License. This form may be obtained at the Board of Education at 210 Apple Street and is good for 30 days after issuance.

The following link takes you outside the Irwin County School District website and will open in a new window: Georgia Department of Driver Services - Teen Drivers

Parent Rights and Responsibilities

Child Custody

Each school keeps a confidential list of students whose parents have limited and/or restricted custody rights. Students are placed on the list when and only when the school receives a legal document from the courts indicating a restriction. In the absence of legal papers, both parents have a right to visit and/or pick a child up from school. If circumstances should ever develop during the year and you have a concern about your child’s safety, please contact the school immediately and explain the circumstances. These confidential lists are reviewed annually for accuracy; it is the parent's responsibility to ensure that the court papers are in proper order and updated if necessary.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 USC 1232g)

Parents or eligible students have the right to the following:

  • Inspect and review education records;
  • Request the amendment of the student's education records to ensure that they are not inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student's privacy or other rights;
  • Consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student's education records, except when requested by a government agency. Directory information contains the following: student name & grade.
  • Complaints may be filed with the U.S. Department of Education.

A copy of the FERPA may be reviewed in the principal's office.(E:28.3)

Parents who wish to have student information withheld from printed documents and other agencies may contact a school administrator.

Highly Qualified Teacher/Parental Information Request

In compliance with the requirements of the No Child Left Behind statute the Irwin County School District informs parents of information about the professional qualifications of your student's teacher(s). The following information may be provided:

  • Whether the teacher has met the Georgia Professional Standards Commission requirements for certification for the grade level and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction;
  • Whether the teacher is teaching under an emergency or other provisional status through which Georgia qualifications or certification criteria have been waived;
  • The college major and any graduate certification or degree held by the teacher;
  • Whether the student is provided services by paraprofessionals, and if so, their qualifications.

If you wish to request information concerning your child’s teacher’s qualifications, please contact the principal at your child's school or Heather Purvis at 229-468-7485.


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Toll-Free School Safety Hotline

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!