Greene Notes

News & Notices for Team Tigers - August 2022

From the Superintendent

Greetings GCSS Team,

Thank you for a great start to the school year. I’ve seen lots of excitement and innovation in your classrooms over the last two weeks. Please keep up the enthusiasm, and I hope to see you tonight at Tiger Stadium for the football home opener against Putnam County. Go Tigers!

Community Announcement: Daily Closure of Tiger Drive

The Greene County School System will close Tiger Drive to daytime access by thru-traffic effective on Monday, August 22nd.

Tiger Drive, which is a part of the Greene County High School campus northern parking lot, runs directly in front of Tiger Stadium. The school’s north parking lot is designated as the student lot, and students and staff participating in athletics after school frequently walk to and from the stadium across the parking lot.

During a traffic study conducted earlier this year by the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, nearly 11,000 vehicles traveled down Tiger Drive using it as a thru-route between Main Street and Wilson Street in the span of just two weeks. The average speed of these vehicles was over 18 miles per hour, nearly four times the 5-mph speed limit for parking lots in Georgia, posing a clear risk to school safety.

As a result, the school will utilize gates at both ends of Tiger Drive and close it daily from 8:00 a.m. until all school related activities have concluded, beginning Monday August 22nd. The below map suggests the use of 1st Street as an alternative route to accessing Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

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Alumni Highlight: Sam Young (c/o 2019)

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GCSS 2022-2023 Budget Includes Raises for Certified & Classified Staff

The Greene County Board of Education will meet on Thursday, August 18th at 6:00 p.m. at the Greene County Board of Education meeting room to approve the school system’s FY 2023 budget and millage rate. The BOE is pleased to announce that a 2022 “rollback” millage rate of 11.648, down from 12.454 in 2021 has been proposed, a reduction of 0.806. Expeditures include a state-mandated raise of $2,000 for certified staff and $1,000 for classified staff. Click here to read more about the district's FY 2023 budget.

Week One Smiles

Click here to see more photos from the first week of school.

Upcoming Events and Important Dates

🏈 Greene County Tiger Football Home Opener

Friday, Aug. 12th, 7:30pm

Tiger Stadium

Come out and support the Greene County Tigers as they open up the 2022 football season against Putnam County! #BoroBoys #Exit130

💼 Greene County Board of Education Meeting

Thursday, Aug. 18th, 6pm

101 E 3rd Street

Greensboro, GA

You can click here to visit our Simbli site to view BOE meeting agendas, available by 6 p.m. on the day before the meeting.

🏫 Greene College & Career Academy Open House

Wednesday, Aug. 24th, 5pm

1002 South Main Street

Greensboro, GA

Come see what the Greene College & Career Academy has to offer!

  • Tour the academy's state-of-the-art classrooms and labs.
  • Talk with our instructors.
  • Meet our Career Coaches.
  • Learn about how we work with local businesses.

All teachers and staff, students, parents, career coaches, & members of the community are invited.

🏐 Greene County Tiger Volleyball Home Opener

Thursday, Aug. 25th, 5pm


Come out and support the Greene County Tigers as they open up the 2022 volleyball season against Nathanael Greene Academy!