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2016-2017 Year

Award of Distinction for Excellent Financial Reporting -Mitchell County School System is one of 31 systems to receive the Award of Distinction for Excellent Financial Reporting by the Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts for Fiscal Year 2015. This award was established three years ago to recognize excellence in financial reporting and controls, to encourage governmental organizations to go beyond the minimum requirements of generally accepted accounting principles, and to recognize individual organizations that are successful in achieving this goal. To receive this award, the organization’s timely annual financial report must also be free of any significant deficiencies or material weaknesses and comply with all Transparency in Government requirements. Lucy Conine, MCSS Finance Director, accepts the award presented at the July 19, 2016 MCSS Board of Education Meeting. Congratulations to Ms. Conine and her staff on their terrific performance.
MCSS School Board is a 2016 GSBA Quality Board 

December 7, 2016– Mitchell County School District is proud to announce the achievement and status of the Georgia School Boards Association’s (GSBA) 2016 Quality School Board recognition.  The recognition program was designed to showcase best practices in school governance and leadership.  GSBA recognizes good school board governance to foster educational community cultures in order to advance student learning and achievement.   Mitchell County School System’s School Board met and or exceeded the criteria set forth by GSBA to earn this honor of a 2016 Quality Board.  The GSBA Governance Team Recognition Program was developed to recognize quality leadership. The GSBA Board recognition program is a three-year, three tiered program.  For more information on the program you may visit the GSBA website.

“The Eagle’s Nest” Received 2013 GSBA Beacon Print Media Award
And Mitchell County School System’s Board of Education Recognized as a GSBA Quality Board

On December 6 at the Georgia School Board Association Conference, the Mitchell County School System’s “The Eagle’s Nest” newsletter was one of five recipients of the 2013 Beacon Award winners for Print Media. Ms. Ruth Lee, editor of the newsletter, accepted the award on behalf of the school system. This award recognizes print and electronic media representatives or organizations whose coverage over time has created understanding of public education issues by informing the general public about programs, policies and/or issues affecting the public schools, students, and/or communities. “The Eagle’s Nest” newsletter is a collaborative effort between all the schools-administrators, staff, teachers and their students, the central office, the Board of Education and community stakeholders.
The MCSS Board of Education was recognized also a GSBA Quality Board recipient.