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Office of the Superintendent

Dr. Jackson

Welcome to the Jefferson City School System’s website. Jefferson has a rich and proud educational tradition reaching back in time to the year 1813. Martin Institute, chartered in 1913, was the first privately endowed public high school in the United States, and a forerunner to the current Jefferson High School. The citizenry of Jefferson, and its Board of Education enthusiastically pursue the mantle of excellence in all programs and scholastic offerings. Consequently, Jefferson ranks among the finest in curriculum, instruction and extracurricular activities. The Jefferson City School System subscribes to the belief that while it is important to be an advocate for quality in public education, it is more important to serve as an example.

Email: jjackson@jeffcityschools.org

345 Storey Lane-Jefferson, GA 30549

706.367.2880 Phone

706.367.2291 Fax

Instructional Services

The instructional services department at Jefferson City Schools is committed to providing leadership, service, and support necessary for improving teaching and learning. Our goal is provide instructional experiences that allow all students to maximize their potential through the implementation of research-based instructional strategies, innovations, and activities that facilitate achievement for all students. Our staff members work collaboratively with school leaders to guide the development of rigorous and relevant curriculum, instructional design, and assessment practices to ensure teacher effectiveness and student learning across all grade levels and courses. We are committed to designing quality learning experiences that reflect high expectations and lead to high levels of student engagement and performance. The instructional services staff members recognize the importance of establishing 21st Century learning environments and expanding opportunities to increase learning through digital content and the integration of technology. Staying abreast of the rapidly changing trends and best practices is essential in assisting the Jefferson City School System in accomplishing its mission and vision to graduate fully functioning adults who are competitive in a global society.

Instructional Services

Back Row: Mr. Tom Parker, Mrs. Debbie Williamson, Mr. Brian Moore

Front Row: Dr. Angela Kidd-Vinson, Dr. Donna R. McMullan

Special Education Phone:

706-367-5209 Fax 706-367-7493

Curriculum and Instruction:

706-367-2883 Fax 706-367-7493

345 Storey Lane-Jefferson, GA 30549

Public Notices


Intradistrict Transfer Option

State law in Georgia allows intradistrict transfer within the state. The Jefferson City School System has no options for intradistrict transfer because the system is comprised of only one school per grade band (Jefferson Elementary School - Grades PreK-2; Jefferson Academy - Grades 3-5, Jefferson Middle School - Grades 6-8, and Jefferson High School - Grades 9-12). Please contact Dr. Donna R. McMullan, Associate Superintendent, at 706-367-2883 or dmcmullan@jeffcityschools.org if you have questions or need additional information. (Posted: June 23, 2014)

Certification Information for Teachers and Paraprofessionals

Understanding the Certification Rule Changes GaPSC Certificate Level Upgrade Rule Criteria for Highly Qualified
Teachers and Paraprofessionals

Front Row: Dr. Angela Kidd-Vinson, Dr. Donna R. McMullan

Special Education Phone:

706-367-5209 Fax 706-367-7493

Curriculum and Instruction:

706-367-2883 Fax 706-367-7493

345 Storey Lane-Jefferson, GA 30549

Jefferson City Schools has 100% Highly Qualified Teachers and Paraprofessionals

Parents’ Right to Know Highly Qualified Teachers and Paraprofessionals

Intradistrict Transfer Option
  • To know the professional qualifications of their child’s teacher(s) including the degrees and certifications held, and whether the teacher is certified in their respective area of instruction.
  • To know the school improvement status of the school.
  • To know the level of achievement of their child in each area of state assessments.
  • To know if their child has been assigned, or has been taught for least four consecutive weeks, by a teacher who does not meet the highly qualified definition.
  • To be involved in the planning and implementation of the parent involvement program in your school.

If you have questions or need more information, contact one of the following individuals:

Dr. Donna R. McMullan

Associate Superintendent

345 Storey Lane
Jefferson, Georgia 30549

Phone: 706-367-2883

Dr. Kevin Smith

Jefferson High School Principal

575 Washington Street
Jefferson, Georgia 30549

Phone: 706-706-367-2881

Mr. Kenneth Martin

Jefferson Middle School Principal

100 Dragon Drive
Jefferson, Georgia 30549

Phone: 706-367-2882

Ms. Laurie Gray

Jefferson Academy Principal

99 Dragon Drive
Jefferson, Georgia 30549

Phone: 706-367-2300

Ms. Annette Beckwith

Jefferson Elementary School Principal

415 Hoschton Street
Jefferson, Georgia 30549

Phone: 706-706-367-8242

Jefferson City Schools Pupil Transportation Department

85 Horace Jackson Road / Jefferson, Georgia 30549
Office Phone: 706-367-1787 / Fax: 706-367-1815
email: bustransportation@jeffcityschools.org
Instructional Services
Linda G. Miller

Transportation Secretary
pictured left

Mark Weaver

Transportation Director, Supervisor
pictured center

Walter E. Temple

Transportation Shop
pictured right

School Bus Safety Tips:
  • Arrive at the bus stop 5 minutes prior to pick-up time.
  • Stay out of the School Bus “Danger Zone” 12 feet around the bus.
  • Don’t push and shove.
  • Wait for the driver’s signal before crossing the street or approaching the bus.
  • The Bus “HORN” means “DANGER!!” Seek safety.
  • Always cross the street in front of the bus. NEVER cross the street behind the bus.
  • Never crawl under a school bus. If you drop something, LEAVE IT! Things can be replaced a LIFE cannot.
  • The bus driver and monitor are authorized to take the following actions regarding inappropriate bus behavior:
    1. Talk to student about proper bus behavior.
    2. Assign seats when necessary.
    3. Report conduct problems via Student Conduct Report.
    4. Ask Parent to step away from the door.
      It is unlawful for a parent to get on a school bus. Ga Code 20-2-1181 Disrupting School /Ga Code 20-2-1182 Abuse of School Employees

Welcome to Jefferson City Schools District Pupil Transportation web page! Our mission: “To transport students to school safely ready to learn and home on schedule.”

Our Goal: “Keep 100% of the students safe 100% of the time!”

We need the cooperation of both parents and students to fulfill our mission and goals. The school bus is an extension of the classroom. Listed below are some of the conduct requirements expected of every student. Please read them carefully and discuss each of them with your student.

  1. No eating or drinking soft drinks on the school bus. Water okay.
  2. No loud noises, talking, laughing or “horse-play” that will distract the driver.
  3. Do not move from your seat while bus is in motion.
  4. No use of tobacco products, alcohol or drugs.
  5. Keep head, hands and feet inside the bus.
  6. Do not deface interior of the bus or bus seats.
  7. Sit facing the front of the bus; and keep feet out of the aisle.
  8. Objects other than those related to school are not allowed on the bus.
  9. Do not throw anything out of the bus windows.
  10. Music listening devices are okay as long as the student with the device has ear plugs and is the ONLY person that can hear the music. However, when loading the bus do not wear ear plugs because the student may become distracted and not follow driver instructions.

85 Horace Jackson Road
Jefferson, GA 30549

Phone 706-367-1787

Fax 706-367-1815

Food Services

Jefferson City Schools Food Service Department is committed to providing each student with a healthy, affordable, and safe meal that is served by caring individuals so students are ready to learn when they get to the classroom. School breakfast and lunch are planned and prepared according to standards that meet the USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans in a safe and sanitary environment. The cafeterias serve as learning centers where students can acquire the knowledge to develop lifelong healthy eating habits

USDA’s federal nutrition regulations for school meals ensure that all meals offered are well-balanced and provide students the fuel they need. Recent changes to the meal pattern regulations include an increase in fruits and vegetables (each student must select at least one serving), a greater variety of vegetables to include dark green and red/orange vegetables and legumes, an increase in the availability of whole grain products, and a more age-appropriate caloric limit. Please visit each schools website to see the lunch menu.

Meal prices for the 2016-2017 school year are as follows:

Student breakfast at all schools- $1.40

Student lunch at JES- $1.95

Student lunch at JA, JMS, and JHS- $2.40

Reduced price breakfast at all schools- $0.30

Reduced price lunch at all schools- $0.40

Meals should be paid for in advance or paid daily. Checks and cash are accepted at each school or you may pay online with a credit card. If you would like to prepay your student’s meal account online, please visit www.lunchprepay.com. To register, you will need your child’s district student number. You can find this number by logging into the Parent Portal. Your student’s district ID is located next to their picture on the homepage. Once you have created an account on Lunch Prepay, you can make payments, view balances, view meal histories, and receive low balance notifications. There is a $1.95 transaction fee. However, you can make payments and apply it to multiple lunch accounts under one transaction.

Applications for free or reduced meals are accepted all year long. A new application needs to be filled out each school year. Only one application needs to be filled out for each family. You can mail these forms into central office or have your student turn them into the cafeteria staff at their school.

English Free and Reduced Lunch Form

Spanish Free and Reduced Lunch Form

Jefferson City Schools recognizes that student wellness and proper nutrition are related to students' well-being, growth, development, and readiness to learn. Please click on the link below to access the districts wellness policy. If you have any comments, suggestions, or a desire to be involved in the implementation of this policy, please contact Sue Hamm at 706-367-2546.

We look forward to dining with your children in our cafeterias.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal and, where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online HERE
or at any USDA office, or call(866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities and wish to file either an EEO or program complaint please contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

345 Storey Lane
Jefferson, GA 30549

Phone 706-367-2546

Fax 706-367-2291

Jefferson City Schools Maintenance Department

345 Storey Lane / Jefferson, Georgia 30549
Mr. Sam Dodson
Mr. Russell Massey

Jefferson City Schools Finances and Human Resources

345 Storey Lane / Jefferson, Georgia 30549
Phone: 706-367-2782 / Fax: Fax 706-367-2291
SPLOST Expenditure (6/30/15)
SPLOST Expenditure Report
Property Tax Information
Tax Digest Notice of Tax Increase
Jefferson City Schools Audit Report
FY 2013 Jefferson City Schools Audit Report
Employee Benefits
Benefit Portal

The finance/human resources department at Jefferson City Schools manages three major funds of the district – the general fund, capital projects and special funds (state and federal grants). The department is responsible for the annual budgets, accounting, auditing, financial reporting to state and federal agencies, cash management including any debt, payroll, benefits, purchasing and accounts payables. Many of these functions are interdependent with schools and departments so teamwork among principals and administrators is paramount.


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