Updates from the Georgia Department of Education
GCAE, here are our latest updates from the GA DOE regarding COVID-19:
GSFC will honor district-determined grading policies for high school students. As stated in GaDOE guidance, it is a requirement that districts assign final numerical grades for all high school courses; GSFC will use those grades for GPA calculations. Per the attached GSFC’s FAQ: “Public and private school districts continue to be responsible for determining their own grading policy. For public school districts, this practice is aligned to recent GaDOE-issued guidance on district grading policies. GSFC will continue to look at the transcript letter grade (based off of a district-assigned numerical grade) for high school students for HOPE eligibility and other GSFC programs. There have been no changes to the High School HOPE GPA calculation."
Zell Miller Scholarship. Requirements for this scholarship are set in state law. Students with SAT/ACT scores on file can meet Zell Miller Scholarship eligibility requirements; GSFC is working with SAT/ACT providers for possible options for summer testing administrations. MORE INFORMATION HERE.
Summer EOC administration cancelled. Due to the continuing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the summer administration of the EOC has been cancelled. Districts will be able to utilize the August mid-month administration in lieu of the summer window. DOWNLOAD FAQS HERE.
FY20 Vocational Construction Equipment and/or Agriculture Construction Equipment grant (CTAE) deadline extended to September 30. If your system received a Vocational Construction Equipment and/or Agriculture Construction Equipment grant for FY20, the completion date of your grant has now been extended to September 30, 2020. Dr. Barbara Wall has shared details.
CARES Act section added to GaDOE’s COVID-19 K-12 resource page. We’ve expanded our COVID-19 website to include CARES Act resources, FAQs, and more. View at: https://www.georgiainsights.com/cares-act.html