September 24, 2020

Hurricane Sally forces closure of Heard County Schools Thursday

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County School System has cancelled in person classes for students Thursday in anticipation of heavy rains and possible high winds associated with Hurricane Sally. Faculty and staff will report to school if travel is safe, but otherwise will work virtually from home. The strong slow moving Category 1 Hurricane made landfall early … [Read more...]

USDA extends free meals for kids through end of 2020

(Franklin, GA) -- All school kids in Heard County and the State of Georgia will now receive free breakfast and lunch from now through December 31st, thanks to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). An announcement extending their summer meal program into fall means free meals for all children. According to a press release from the USDA, this … [Read more...]

Heard County Schools currently reporting 0 confirmed cases of COVID-19

(Franklin, GA) -- According to a district-wide figures released by Heard County Superintendent Rodney Kay, Heard County Schools are currently reporting zero confirmed cases of COVID-19 among students or staff at any of the five local schools. Mr. Kay has released numbers each Friday since school reopened on August 5. Of the 1774 students currently … [Read more...]

Heard County School Superintendent addresses upcoming SPLOST referendum

Brave Nation: We have seen another 136 students graduate from the Brave Nation, and we are gearing up for another great year. I want to take a moment and make you aware of some very exciting things that are going on in our school system. But before I dive into the projects that we have going on I want to take a moment and say THANK YOU. Thank you for … [Read more...]

CES teacher receives classroom grant for unique history project

(Centralhatchee, GA) -- Centralhatchee Elementary history teacher, Tracey Hunt, was selected as one of the recipients of a Classroom Grant Program for her innovative and interactive history project. Tracey received notification of the $500 grant on July 30th. The grant is sponsored by the Junior Membership Committee of the Daughters of the American … [Read more...]

Superintendent Kay issues COVID-19 update

Good morning Brave Nation: I hope by now you all know that we strive for transparency in all we do. From test scores to finances to educational resources, to SPLOST expenditures, and now COVID reports. Transparency is the best practice! With that said, below you will find a COVID report that we will issue every week. Due to privacy issues it may seem … [Read more...]

Help Wanted: Bus Drivers

Help Wanted: Bus Drivers (Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County School system is looking for bus drivers and substitute bus drivers. Assistance with CDL training and all bus driver endorsements will be provided. All applicants must successfully complete a background check, fingerprints, motor vehicle report, physical evaluation and a drug … [Read more...]

Health Department releases info about student Flu Shots

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Health Department is excited to announce that we will be returning to ALL Heard County Schools to offer the INJECTABLE Flu Vaccine again. We had a GREAT turnout last year and hope to see everyone again. Scheduled dates will be released at a later time. Possible drive-thru flu clinic for those enrolled virtually. See … [Read more...]

Sunday School News: A fun day at the ballpark

(Franklin, GA) -- With Heard County schools back in session, at least one fall sport was able to get officially underway this week as the varsity Lady Braves hosted Class AAAAAA Alexander in a preseason scrimmage game. It was the first time a Brave team has hosted students from another school for a sports activity since the Braves baseball team hosted … [Read more...]

Sunday School News: Heard County prepares for First Day back

(Franklin, GA) -- Students will return to Heard County schools this Wednesday, August 5 for the first face-to-face instruction since March 13, 2020. When in-person classes shut down for the first day on Monday, March 16, the impending pandemic was but a blip on the radar for any in the West Georgia area as there were only two confirmed cases in Coweta … [Read more...]