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Board of Education

About the Board of Education


The mission of the Stephens County School System is to empower all students to become self-motivated learners who think critically to achieve academic and personal success which contributes to the team.

We believe...

  • students are the focus of all decisions.

  • all individuals are valued and treated with dignity, courtesy and respect. 

  • in empowering students, parents, staff, and community through communication and collaboration.

  • a commitment to excellence is expected of all students, parents, staff, and community members.

  • in providing educational opportunities, PK-12, that prepare students for life beyond the classroom.

Vision Statement - SCSS envisions a culture where students value exploration, discovery, creativity, and innovation in a safe environment.  Our vision includes families, faculty, staff, and community members providing unwavering support aimed at inspiring students to achieve their personal best.  Unity in this vision will result in our students pursuing their goals in an ever-changing world.


Information provided in accordance with                O.C.G.A. 20-2-58 (c) as well as O.C.G.A 50-14-1(d)(1)

Board Dates and Times/LOCATION                                         

Board Meeting Minutes and Agenda

School Board Policies

PUblic participation in board meetings              

PUBLIC Participation rules of conduct               


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Jim Bellamy

District 1, Post 2

Term 2023-2027

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Kay Reed

District 3, Post 1

Term 2023-2027

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Tripp Arrowood

District 2, Post 1

Term 2023-2027

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Travis Dobbs

District 2, Post 2

Term 2023-2027

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Wendy Dawkins

District 1, Post 1

Term 2020-2024

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Mark Smith

District 3, Post 2

Term 2020-2024

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Len Stovall

At Large

Term 2020-2024

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Map of county districts

Map provided by Georgia Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment Office. Please direct all questions about zones to that office.