Alert: All Ware County Schools will dismiss early on August 21, 2017 due to the solar eclipse. Students will be served breakfast and a brown bag lunch prior to early dismissal. DAFFODIL Pre-K will release at 10:30am, followed by Center Elementary at 10:40am. All other elementary schools and the Ware County Learning Center will dismiss at 11:00am. Both middle schools will dismiss at 11:45am, and the high school will release at 12:15pm. Staff Members will be released once all students have vacated the building. We anticipate that students, drivers, and staff members will be home no later than 2:00pm. The peak of the eclipse is anticipated to occur at 2:44 PM. Afternoon practices such as band, volleyball, softball, football, etc. at all schools will meet inside until 3:20 PM, after which practice may be moved outside. If you have any questions, please call your child's principal.
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Slash Pine Electric Membership Corporation Donates Funds to the Ware County Board of Education

Slash Pine Electric Membership Corporation recently presented $3,750 to the Ware County Board of Education to help fund nutritional programs. House Bill 431 provides an alternative method for the disposition of abandoned capital credits, which previously had been returned to the state. HB 431 allowed electric membership corporations (EMCs) to donated funds for certain approved uses, such as an Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) organization serving in the EMC’s service area, used in support of education in the service area or for economic development purposes in the service area.

 

Tough economic times have made it harder for rural school systems to continue to operate.  Funding from state and federal levels has been dramatically reduced over the past few years, resulting in cutbacks and limitations in many educational areas. Slash Pine EMC’s Board of Directors made the decision to use unclaimed capital credits from the year 2010 to fund educational and community development programs in its service territory.

 

Slash Pine EMC is committed to improving the quality of life for its members and the community it serves. The Ware County Board of Education is grateful for the support of its community partners.

Pictured: Mrs. Bonnie Patterson, representing the School Nutrition Department of the Ware County School System





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