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Sneak A Peek/High School Bash Times

The Elementary School Sneak A Peek will be held on August 4th from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at each DCSS elementary school.

The Middle School Sneak A Peek will be held at the 8 DCSS middle schools on August 4th from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Each DCSS High School will hold their own High School Bash. Each school's dates and times are listed below.

Alexander High School:
*All students on Friday, August 1st
Seniors - 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Juniors - 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Sophomores - 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Freshmen - 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Chapel Hill High School:
Freshmen - Thursday, July 31st from 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors - Friday, August 
1st from 4-6 p.m.

Douglas County High School:
*All students on Friday, August 1st
Seniors - 7:30-9:30 a.m.
Juniors - 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Sophomores - 12-2 p.m.
Freshmen - 2-4 p.m.

Lithia Springs High School:
*Freshmen on Saturday, August 2; All others on Friday, August 1
Seniors - 8-10 a.m. Friday, August 1
Juniors - 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Friday, August 1
Sophomores - 2-4 p.m. Friday, August 1
Freshmen - 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, August 2

 


Notice of Property Tax Increase

The Douglas County Board of Education announces its intention to increase the property taxes. It will levy this year by 1.21 percentage over the rollback millage rate.

Each year, the board of tax assessors is required to review the assessed value for property tax purposes of taxable property in the county. When the trend of prices on properties that have recently sold in the county indicate there has been an increase in the fair market value of any specific property, the board of tax assessors is required by law to re-determine the value of such property and adjust the assessment. This is called a reassessment.

When the total digest of taxable property is prepared, Georgia law requires that a rollback millage rate must be computed that will produce the same total revenue on the current years digest that last year’s millage rate would have produced had no reassessment occurred.

The budget adopted by the Douglas County Board of Education requires that a millage rate higher than the rollback millage rate, therefore, before the Douglas County Board of Education may set a final millage rate, Georgia law requires three public hearings to be held to allow the public an opportunity to express their opinions on the increase.

A public hearing on this tax increase was held on July, 21 2014 at 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

All concerned citizens are invited to the next public hearing on this tax increase to be held at the Douglas County Board of Education Administration Building, 9030 Highway 5, Douglasville, Ga. 30134 on July 28, 2014 at 12:00 pm.

Click HERE for Current 2014 Tax Digest/5 Year History of M&O Levy.

Click HERE for  more information on the Property Tax Increase.

 


 New Georgia Law Regarding Immunization for 7th Graders

The State of Georgia has revised its immunization requirements to align with the current recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Family Physicians.  Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, all 7th graders,  7th through 12th grade students entering Georgia schools for the first time and 7th through 12th grade students returning to a Georgia school after being gone for more than one school year will be required to have the Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) and Meningococcal vaccines prior to beginning school. 

Parents/guardians should prepare for the 2014-2015 school year now by visiting the Cobb and Douglas Public Health or your child’s private physician to get these vaccines.  Students may have had their vaccines updated in the last year and may have already received the newly required vaccines.  Each school will need a copy of the new immunization certificate, Georgia form 3231, on file for all 7th graders and new entrants.  Students will not be allowed to begin the school year without these vaccines.

Students entering kindergarten for the first time are required to have a completed form 3300 for vision, hearing and dental.  Form 3300 has been revised, beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, to include “nutrition” as a category.  This is in addition to the vision, hearing and dental requirements.  Nutrition measures a child’s height, weight, and Body Mass Index (BMI).

For additional information, contact Cobb and Douglas Public Health at 770-514-2349 or the Douglas County School System Registration Department at 770-651-2050.