The Tennessee Department of Human Services (DHS) launched the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program to provide extra resources for families to buy food. This program is about to launch Round 3 to provide benefits backdated to October 2020 and continuing through the 2021 school year to eligible students.
They have also created a video that walks you through the process. You can watch it here https://youtu.be/DUtf-_DdwlU
Should you have any questions about P-EBT, please visit https://www.tn.gov/humanservices/covid-19/p-ebt-and-covid-19-faqs.html or call our P-EBT Hotline 833-496-0661.
2021-2022 School Calendar
As required by T.C.A. 49-6-6007, the state and districts must post on the respective website a calendar of all state and district-mandated assessments for each school year.
Please complete one survey per each child before March 9, 2021. This survey will allow us to use data collected in educational and program planning. Thank you for your support and if you have any question please contact your school principal or Renae Martin at the Meigs County Department of Education 423-334-5793.
Thank you to the Meigs County Schools school board members for your dedication to our students, faculty, and staff!
Amy Swanks: Chair
Julie Boyd: Vice Chair
Rueben L. (Mike) McKenzie III
We would like to celebrate Mrs. Claudia (Bivens) Newman's exemplary years of service in the Meigs County School System for over 34 years. It is time to follow dreams long set aside and enjoy the rewards of work well done. Best wishes to a wonderful friend, hard-working mentor and leader to all.
Meigs County Schools will remain on virtual learning throughout the remainder of the semester. The last day of school before winter break is December 18th. We return to school on January 5th and will continue with a staggered schedule for grades 6-12. We will update you to any changes, as they occur. If you have specific questions regarding virtual learning or changes to the school schedule, please contact the school directly.
DECEMBER 2, 2020
The Meigs County Board of Education will meet in regular session on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 @ 6:00 p.m.
This meeting will not be held at a specific location, but members and attendees will participate on a virtual platform. The public is invited to attend this meeting by dialing in during the meeting. Please use the following number and code to access the meeting.
United States + 1 (224) 501-3412
Access Code 998-619-573
The Public is invited to attend.
Hearing of Guest
Approval of Agenda
Minutes: Board Meeting November 12, 2020
Volunteer Tennis Coach --Meigs High School (Alice Bradford)
VIII. Action Items
2021 School Calendar
Math Textbook Adoption
IX. Information Items
X. Any other Business to Come Legally Before the Board
On behalf of the families affected by the bus crash, Meigs South Elementary, and Meigs County, we would like to express our appreciation for all of the love and support that has been shown over the past several weeks. As we finalize our plans to distribute the monetary donations to the families affected in the accident, we will take the total amount received as of Dec. 31, 2020 and divide it amongst the families. All money after Dec. 31 should be given directly to The United Way and all money collected after Dec. 31 will be dispersed to families in the spring.
Again, thank you for the outpouring of support as it was extremely uplifting during such a difficult time.
Meigs County Health Department will be offering free flu shots to students and staff.
The shots will be offered on Monday, November 16 at Meigs North, Middle, and High. They will be offered at South, Middle, and High on Tuesday, November 17th. If you want your child to receive a flu shot at school complete the front side of the blue form and return to school by Thursday, November 12. Flu shots will not be given without consent. If you have any questions call the Meigs County Health Dept. at 334-5185.
Mayfield Dairy Farms and its employees would like to show their love and support to the Meigs County community during this tragic time. Mayfield is planning to have a Free Milk Giveaway to Meigs County residents in Decatur this Saturday morning, November 7th, from 9 am until noon (while supplies last). This will be a drive-thru event and will take place at the Meigs County High School parking lot. Social Distancing guidelines will be in place.
Meigs County Department of Education
Oct 28, 2020
The Meigs County School system wishes to thank the first responders and emergency personnel for their actions and support related to the bus crash on the evening of October 27th. We also thank all for well wishes, thoughts and prayers. To confirm reports as stated during the THP press conference, the bus driver and a 7-year-old female student lost their life. It is our understanding that students who were treated at Erlanger are in stable condition. We had several students treated and released at hospitals in Chattanooga, Cleveland, Athens and Rhea County. We will have specific information and more data available as soon as possible. We are planning to make a statement to the press at 3:30 pm today from the library at Meigs County High.
We sincerely appreciate all of your thoughts, prayers and the outpouring of support that has been shown to Meigs County Schools and our community. Meigs County is a tight knit community and we know the bond will be important as we navigate the days ahead.
~ Director of Schools, Clint Baker and the Meigs County Board of Education
Meigs County Board of Education
October 27, 2020
Meigs County School Bus # 12-1 was involved in a collision on Highway 58 South on the afternoon route. Children were on the bus and injuries were involved. At present all families have been notified and children have returned home with a family member or were taken to area hospitals for treatment.
Cyberbullying, the spread of misinformation, oversharing: They all happen online. In today's world, social media and online tools play an increasingly larger role in how kids socialize and learn. That's why we're celebrating Digital Citizenship Week: a week when schools and educators across the country promote digital citizenship and practice it in their classrooms.
What is digital citizenship?
It's all about taking ownership of our actions online and using technology responsibly and respectfully. Being a digital citizen involves active participation in the way we think and behave online. Digital citizens think critically about the content they consume, are careful about what they share and with whom, and practice kindness, compassion, and empathy with their online communities.
How can I encourage my kid to be a digital citizen?
· Students in grades K–5 can take this Digital Learning Pledge to establish a positive culture for distance learning.
· Middle and high school students can sign this Digital Learning Agreement for an effective and intentional distance learning experience.
· Get free activities from Wide Open School's Daily Plans for your kid. This week's plans all are focused on #DigCit.
· Browse the digital citizenship activities library on Wide Open School year-round to encourage your kid to be a digital citizen anytime.
And you can follow the #DigCitWeek hashtag on Twitter and Instagram to get more digital citizenship resources from Common Sense.
We need your help!
The Census is coming to a close – the last day to fill out the census will be Sept 30th.
A census tent will be setup at the football game against Rockwood this week, Sept 18th, to help residences fill out the census information on the spot or answer any questions they may have. They will also be setup at the courthouse one day on a court day.
Meigs County is at 51.7% response rate – lower than what the rate was in 2010.
It is important it is to fill out your census especially since it’s only taken once every 10 years. Every person counted is $1,091.00 for our county to use each year for Schools, Medicaid, Highway Transportation, Low-Income Assistance, and the list goes on and on!
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BUS DRIVERS NEEDED!
We are in need of bus drivers in the Meigs County Schools. If interested please call Tad Roberts at the Central Office of the Board of Education.
423-334-5793. Signing bonus available.
Students please Bring a Water Bottle to School.
As part of the school reopening safety plan we have closed all the water fountains in school hallways. We do have fountains at each school that will be open for bottle filling. We are asking students to bring a water bottle for personal use. If you have any questions, please contact your school.
School Nutrition/Meals Program
All students enrolled in the ROAR virtual program are eligible to participate in our school lunch program. The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) covers all elementary and middle schools students providing them a free breakfast/lunch. High school students will need to fill out a lunch application to participate in the meal program. Student lunches can be picked up at the students zoned school during a designated time and all you have to do is contact the school’s principal and set up a schedule to come and pick up the breakfast/lunches. At this point we are unable to offer meal delivery.
In addition, beginning on Wednesday August 12, you can stop by your school cafeteria between 10:00 and 11:00 AM to pick up meals for the rest of the week. This will be available on Mondays and Wednesdays through our staggered schedule plan. Please come by on those days and receive food for your children. If the staggered schedule is extended we will follow the above procedures and if we change our schedule, we will get you more information on how to pick up your child’s meals.
**Because Meigs North, Meigs South, and Meigs Middle are CEP schools, all students who attend these schools are eligible to apply for the P-EBT card. The application period has been extended to Friday, August 14, 2020**
Great news! Families with children who qualify for free or reduced lunches OR who attend a CEP School are eligible for Pandemic EBT. It provides additional money for food to help you during the COVID-19 pandemic. Within the month, they will begin issuing these benefits to current SNAP recipients that qualify. Tennesseans who do not receive SNAP will need to apply at the following website:
For more detailed information about P-EBT, visit here: