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Gwinnett County Board of Education

Gwinnett County Board of Education approves changes to Student Conduct Behavior Code to clarify position regarding cannabis

At its August 15, 2019, regular meeting, the Gwinnett County Board of Education approved a change to its student discipline code in an effort to clarify the district’s policy regarding the possession and/or sale of cannabis in Gwinnett County public schools in light of the passage of the Georgia Hemp Farming Act, which was signed into law on May 10. The new changes specifically identify cannabis as a prohibited substance in Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS).

GSBA hosts inaugural competition to celebrate outstanding School Boards: Gwinnett named 2018 Governance Team of the Year

The Georgia School Boards Association named the Gwinnett County Board of Education and Gwinnett County Public Schools as the recipient of its 2018 Governance Team of the Year Award. This prestigious award, which will be presented annually to one Georgia public school district’s board of education and superintendent, honors the governance team that has achieved all-around success in its district.

Shane Orr

Gwinnett appoints principals for Central Gwinnett High School and Jackson Elementary

April 25, 2017 –  At its April meeting, the Gwinnett County Board of Education named two principals for the coming school year. Shane Orr, an associate principal at Central Gwinnett High School, has been named the new principal at the Lawrenceville school following the retirement of the current principal, Maryanne Grimes. Kara Dutton, the principal of Peachtree Elementary School will transfer to become the principal of Jackson Elementary as the current principal, Dr. Ruth Markham, retires.