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Whitfield County, which includes Dalton Public Schools and Whitfield County Schools, were one of 19 communities across the country to be awarded a Pacesetter in Grade-Level- Proficiency and a Bright Spot in Parent Success for the Get Georgia Reading Campaign community work in 2019.
Sylvia Smith was announced as the district's Classified Staff of the Year award winner.
Hensley was named Dalton Public Schools' Teacher of the Year at halftime of the Dalton High School football game on October 16 at Harmon Field. Jamison Thomason, teacher at City Park, was announced as the runner-up.
The Sharing is Caring Christmas Club is a community project for children living in Whitfield County/Dalton City designed to provide Christmas for needy children who due to financial reasons, would not otherwise get any gifts.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved a third extension of the free summer meal program through December 31, 2020. This extension allows all students ages 18 and under to eat free breakfast and lunch at schools.
Dalton Public Schools will transition out of the two-day hybrid model on September 21, 2020. Students in elementary school will begin attending five days per week, while students in middle and high school will attend four days per week with Wednesday continuing as a day for cleaning and virtual learning.
Many parents may be wondering how to ensure that their children will thrive academically, socially and emotionally regardless if they chose to attend in-person or virtual learning.
School supplies are an essential factor to ensure successful learning for any student returning to school. This month, over 4,000 family resource boxes packed with school supplies will be distributed to families throughout the district.
The Dalton Board of Education has tentatively approved to continue with an operating millage rate of 8.20 mills. This would be the seventh consecutive year with the same operating millage rate.