The Henry County Board of Education encourages the constructive involvement of community members and school system employees on matters affecting Henry County Schools.
Current matters for which the Board is seeking public review and comment are listed on the left side of this screen. Comments should be submitted to the individual(s) listed on the notice.
To access the policy manual of the Henry County Board of Education, please click here.
Public Notice of ESSA Waiver for Eighth Grade Science Flexibility
The Georgia Department of Education’s 5 - year waiver from the U.S. Department of Education allows 8 th grade Physical Science students enrolled in High School Physical Science to take the corresponding End - of - Course Exam as opposed to the Grade 8 End - of - Grade Physical Science Georgia Milestones Assessment. The waiver expired at the end of the 2020 - 2021 school year and the need for such a waiver remains. Without a waiver, students taking the high schoo l course will have to take the end - of - grade exam, which is not aligned to the standards for the high school course.
In preparation for submitting the request for another waiver to the U . S . Department of Education, the Georgia Department of Education is cur rently seeking comments from stakehol ders across the state .
The proposed waiver can be viewed here.
Stakeholders are encouraged to complete the survey with an opportunity for comments. Click here to complete the survey prior to Monday, August 16.
A new waiver will allow GaDOE to continue this practice for another 5 years.
Proposed math education standards open for 30-day public comment period
The Office of the Governor in partnership with the Georgia Department of Education and State School Superintendent Woods, are addressing the mathematics standards currently known as the Georgia Standards of Excellence. Proposed revisions of the state standards were open for review and public comment from March 26, 2021 - May 7th 2021. Updates have been made to the initial revisions based on public comment.
A summary of these changes can be found here.
The updates have been posted for a 30 day public comment period. Click here in order to leave feedback about the new K-12 Mathematics Standards.
If approved, the standards will be implemented in the 2022 – 2023 school year. The State Board of Education is scheduled to vote on adoption of the standards at its August Meeting on the 26th.
The Proposed K-12 Mathematics Standards can be viewed here.