Dr. Donald Warren named GSCSS interim school superintendent

STAFF REPORT ::: The Griffin-Spalding County Board of Education on Tuesday appointed Dr. Donald Warren as interim superintendent. Warren, who serves as executive director of secondary education, will begin his role as interim superintendent Dec. 1 and will hold that position until the hiring process concludes, and a new superintendent is in place. As executive […]

School officials approve 2020-2021 reopening plan

STAFF REPORT ::: The Griffin-Spalding Board of Education has approved a plan to reopen the school system for the 2020-2021 academic year. The delayed school starting date is Sept. 8 and was presented as Option 1 in a stakeholder survey. The approved plan will allow schools to resume normal operations while also offering a remote […]

Doss, Holmes re-elected to serve as BoE chair, vice-chair

STAFF REPORT ::: Members of the Griffin-Spalding County Board of Education have re-elected Will Doss and Zachary Holmes as its chair and vice-chair, respectively. The vote was taken during the BoE’s Jan. 7, meeting held at Cowan Road Middle School. Holmes was first elected to the Board of Education in 2001, and Doss was elected […]

GPD: Suspect threatened to “shoot up” schools, police department

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Investigators of the Griffin Police Department are currently questioning 28-year-old Joseph Miller, who was taken into custody Thursday following the lockdown of all Griffin-Spalding County schools. According to Lt. Mike Natale, of the GPD Office of the Chief, a credible threat was received at approximately 0830 Thursday. Upon […]

BREAKING NEWS: All schools on lockdown per law enforcement request

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: According to Griffin-Spalding County Communications Director Judy Parker, all schools have been placed on lock down following a request from local law enforcement officials. “All schools are under lockdown per request of the Sheriff. They’re pursuing someone in the community and they asked us to put all schools on lockdown,” Parker said. […]

Superintendent to administrators: Apply upper level of discipline matrix to weapons infractions

SHEILA A. MATHEWS :::  Originally printed in the September 26, 2013 edition of The Grip. Following the submission of Open Records requests to the Griffin-Spalding County School System and the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office, additional information is now available regarding the Sept. 3 Rehoboth Middle School incident in which two students were allegedly in possession […]