Board of Education meetings are held on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Twiggs County Board of Education Building located at 952 Main Street, Jeffersonville, Georgia.
Board of Education Roles and Responsibilities
The Twiggs County Board of Education is the body of the Twiggs County School System. The Board consists of five members representing the five municipal districts within Twiggs County. Members are elected to staggered, four-year terms for individual districts.
Local school boards in Georgia are responsible for hiring both professional and administrative personnel in the local school systems. The local school boards are also responsible for arbitrating personnel recommendations from their superintendents. These recommendations include such things as disciplinary action, recognition, and dismissal requests. Local school boards establish educational goals for their districts that are consistent with state policy and designed to improve student achievement. The boards approve courses to be offered and require periodic reports on the status of the educational program offered by the districts. Additionally, each board also publishes an annual educational performance report on the district and each campus. Achievement, financial, curricular,and administrative information are included in these yearly reports and most can be found online. Local school boards have the added responsibility of approving the district’s annual budget.
The Board has the responsibility to:
- Establish procedures and policies for the administration of educational services in the district.
- Implement the state’s education laws and programs
- Monitor the operation of the school district and its programs.
- Hire the district superintendent.
- Oversee the annual budget preparation and resource deployment