Student Services

  • Wayne County School System Mission:
    Our mission is to empower all students to reach their highest levels of achievement.

    Attendance

    Every child of school attendance age should attend school on a regular basis in order to maximize his/her educational opportunities. Students who are absent from school may never regain some of the experiences which take place during their absences.

    Homeless

    As provided in the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, homeless students are defined as lacking a fixed, regular and adequate night time residence.

    Student Handbooks

    Student handbooks are provided to each student at the beginning of the school year. Please review for valuable information including the Student Code of Conduct, dress code, legal notices, etc...

    Student Records

    Permanent records for each student actively enrolled in the Wayne County School System is housed at the student's school of attendance. For questions or to request information, contact Jan Ryals, Student Records Coordinator: 1359 W. Orange Street, Jesup, GA 31545; jryals@wayne.k12.ga.us;  (912) 810-7635 ext. 22 phone; or fax (912) 810-7638.

    Mandated Reporter

    The law O.C.G.A 19-7-5 (copy of law is at the bottom of the page) was put into place to provide for the protection of children whose health and welfare are adversely affected and further threatened by the conduct of those responsible for their care and protection. It is intended that the mandatory reporting of such cases will cause the protective services of the state to be brought to bear on the situation in an effort to prevent further abuses, to protect and enhance the welfare of these children,
    and to preserve family life wherever possible.

    An oral report shall be made immediately, but in no case later than 24 hours from the
    time there is reasonable cause to believe a child has been abused, by telephone or
    otherwise and followed by a report in writing, if requested, to a child welfare agency
    providing protective services, as designated by the Department of Human Services, or, in
    the absence of such agency, to an appropriate police authority or district attorney.

    There is a 24 hour hotline for reporting child abuse 1-855-422-4453.

    Volunteers as Mandated Reporters

    O.C.G.A. 19-7-5 now holds volunteers in schools, hospitals, social agencies or similar facilities responsible for the same child abuse reporting requirements as employees. As a mandated reporter, you are legally required to report suspected child abuse or maltreatment if you encounter it in your role as a volunteer.

    Resources for Mandated Reporter Training

    Mandated Reporter Training is available through The Governor's Office for Children and Families (GOCF). GOCF has partnered with Care Solutions, Inc. to make this valuable online training available for free any time or day that you may want to use it.  It is one-hour of your time to learn how to better recognize the indicators of abuse and neglect, understand your role in responsible reporting, and identify the groups of children that may be at a higher risk of being abused or neglected.  Please click here to access information on Mandated Reporters and training: Critical Links in Protecting Children in Georgia. https://oca.georgia.gov/mandated-reporter

     

     

    For questions or concerns:

    Director of Student Services

     Lisa Smith, Ed.D.

    Wayne County Board of Education

    555 South Sunset Boulevard

    Jesup, GA 31545

    (912) 427-1000 ext. 234

    Fax: (912) 427-1004

    lsmith@wayne.k12.ga.us

     

    As required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Wayne County School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in admission to its programs, services, or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their operations. For additional information or referral to the appropriate system coordinator, contact the system superintendent’s office at 555 South Sunset Boulevard, Jesup, GA 31545; (912) 427-1000.

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