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Griffin Spalding County Schools Board of Education public comment section clashes over critical race theory

Community members sparred over critical race theory being taught in Griffin-Spalding County Schools during public comment at a Board of Education meeting Tuesday. Despite Superintendent Keith Simmons’ previous declaration that critical race theory is not taught in the district, a clear division formed as members of the public expressed their opinions at the podium. The […]

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Griffin-Spalding Schools: masks optional, continuing pandemic measures 2021-22 school year

Griffin-Spalding County Schools will not require masks for the 2021-22 school year, the district announced Monday. The district will continue COVID-19 mitigation efforts including three-foot physical distancing and sanitization of large areas, according to the announcement. Many schools have been outfitted with filtration systems in HVAC units and touchless water fountains with water bottle filling […]

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Griffin-Spalding County Schools welcoming new administrators

Griffin-Spalding County Schools will welcome three new faces to the district this school year. The appointments were made during a Thursday called board of education meeting, in which Dexter Sands was named Spalding High School principal, Michael Mathis as Orrs Elementary principal and Cynthia Jewell as executive officer of elementary education. The appointments were made […]