The mission of Oconee County Schools is to provide a safe and challenging learning environment that inspires all students to capture their dreams.
At a special session on May 18, the Oconee County Board of Education approved the recommendation of Superintendent Jason Branch to appoint Michael Eddy principal of High Shoals Elementary School. Eddy will replace Billy Heaton, who is transferring to the principal’s position at Malcom Bridge Middle School, and will begin his new duties no later than July 1.
Eddy currently serves as principal of Smith-Barnes Elementary School in McDonough, a position he has held since 2006. He has been employed by Henry County Schools since 2001, and also served as the district’s Title I coordinator as well as the fine arts coordinator. Prior to his service in Henry, Eddy worked as a music teacher and director of bands in the Clayton and Fulton county school systems.
Rocky Branch Elementary School is one of 64 schools in America – and the only one in Georgia – to be designated a national school of character. Rocky Branch was recognized by Character.org, a national advocate for character education, as a school that has demonstrated its use of character development to positively impact student achievement and behavior, as well as school climate. Visit www.character.org for additional information.
At its regular session on May 11, the Oconee County Board of Education approved the FY2016 budget recommended by Superintendent Jason Branch. The budget will reduce the millage rate from 17.5 mills to 17 mills, and provide a 2 percent pay increase for all employees.
Vision: Oconee County Schools will be a nationally-recognized leader in academic achievement by ensuring all students receive a rigorous, balanced education that will enable them to compete in and contribute to a global society.
Motto: Committed to Student Success