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The Dalton Board of Education has tentatively approved to reduce the operating millage rate to 7.95 mills from 8.095. This would be the second consecutive year to reduce the operating millage rate which was at 8.20 mills in the 2020 year.
Dalton Public Schools was recently awarded two new 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) grants by the Georgia Department of Education. The district will receive a total of $2,077,910 over five years.
For his work as the lead custodian at Dalton Junior High School, Marvin Tallent was named the 2022 Classified Staff of the Year at the district’s annual Employee Convocation. Tallent has worked in the district since 2007, both as a bus driver and as a custodian.
During the Dalton Public Schools annual Employee Convocation, Mary Ellen Pierce was named the 2022 Dalton Teacher of the Year. Pierce is a first-grade teacher at Westwood School, where she has been teaching since 1996.
A scholarship that provides $500 toward a year's worth of string instrument lessons to a Dalton Public Schools student is available through the Dalton Education Foundation.
The Dalton Board of Education has approved Tracey Wade as a district instructional specialist for Dalton Public Schools. Wade has 24-years of experience in education and considerable work in the area of reading and literacy instruction.
The Exceptional Student Services office announces its intention to destroy special education records on July 31, 2022. The destruction of records will affect students born in 1999.
The Dalton Education Foundation (DEF) awarded Grants for Instruction in all ten schools within the district this year. DEF Trustees recently announced a total of 54 grants will be funded, totaling $57,219.25.
Alesa Smith was approved as the assistant principal for Roan School at the June meeting of the Dalton Board of Education. Smith currently serves as a primary instructional coach at City Park School.
Increasing Graduation Rate
Dalton Public Schools has a graduation rate is 85.1 percent, up from 80.0 percent in 2019.
Every student in PreK through 12th grade receives their own device to integrate into their classroom experience.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Program
The International Baccalaureate program is a rigorous pre-university program leading to assessments in six subject areas. It offers a challenging and demanding educational experience across the full curriculum.
72% of DPS staff members have advanced degrees.
Our students come from 43 different countries and speak 18 native languages.
Elementary students at 5 schools can participate in German and Spanish dual-language classrooms.
There are 7,750 students in Dalton Public Schools and more than 1,000 dedicated teachers and staff members.
Dalton Public Schools reconfigured its secondary grade levels to best serve all students.