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Social Work Services
School Social Work is the department in the school system that deals with the social and family problems students’ face that interfere with their academic performance. School social workers serve as liaison between the school, family, student, and community. 

Any student attending a Mitchell County school is eligible for social work services.  Student issues include attendance, child abuse, child neglect, health, family crisis, economic, academic, school adjustments, personal issues, and behavior issues. A referral is made to the school social worker by submitting to the worker a written referral stating the nature of the concern.  Referral forms can be obtained from the guidance department in each school.
Tosha Keaton, 
Social Worker / Homeless Liaison
(229) 336-2100 ext. 1011

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  • Homeless Children Have the Right to a Free, Appropriate Public Education.

    If you or your child:

    • Live in a shelter
    • Share housing with relatives or others because you lost your housing or cannot afford housing
    • Live in a campground, car, abandoned building, or other inadequate shelter
    • Do not have a permanent address and/or permanent housing
    • Live on the street
    • Live in temporary foster care

    You have the right to:

    • Immediately enroll in and attend school without having health and school records with you
    • Enroll in the school where you are living or the school attended when permanently housed...if in your child's best interest
    • Receive transportation to and from school of origin
    • Participate in school related activities and receive other needed services
    Utilize dispute resolution process if you have a grievance&l
School Safety
  • School Safety
    The Mitchell County School System is committed to the safety of the students, the employees, the public, and the property and facilities under the jurisdiction of the Board of Education.

     In fulfilling this commitment, a safe and healthy school environment will be provided and maintained. Efforts will be made to eliminate any foreseeable hazards which may result in personal injuries/illness, security threats, fires, and damage to property.

     Each school and department of the school system has an active safety committee to address any risks or threats which may exist to the students, staff, general public, and facilities. A System Wide Safety Committee and Safety Coordinator exist in support of these individual safety programs.

     A formal Emergency Management Plan is in place which attempts to addresses all situations which could present a risk to our schools. This plan was developed in partnership with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency.

     Each school has an established safety program which can be reviewed by contacting the individual school admi
  • School Safety Hotline
    Safe Schools Hotline
    Report drugs, weapons, bullying, threats, or other safety issues.
    Toll-Free 1-877-SAY-STOP (1-877-789-7867)
    24 hours a day/7 days a week
    Co-Sponsored by the
    Georgia Department of Education and the Georgia Department of Public Safety