A Message from the Superintendent

Superintendent Dr. Larry Derico has announced that current plans are for Thomaston-Upson Schools to return to traditional, face-to-face teaching and learning for the 2021-22 school year. Superintendent Derico stated, “Based on the information we have at this time, the BOE, district administration, and school-level administration feel that this is the best decision for Thomaston-Upson students and their families. We have proven throughout the 2020-21 school year that we can provide safe face-to-face instruction at all of our schools. We will continue to implement practices and procedures to mitigate transmission and keep our students and staff safe.” Students in grades 6-12 who wanted an alternative to face-to-face instruction were given the option of applying to Upson-Lee Virtual School (ULVS). The Upson-Lee Virtual School application window has closed.

Welcome to Thomaston-Upson Schools

In 1990, the community voted to consolidate the Thomaston City and Upson County School Systems creating one system that would serve all students within Thomaston and Upson County. The Thomaston-Upson School System opened its doors at the beginning of the 1992-1993 school year. With a little more than 4,100 students in grades PK-12, the Thomaston-Upson School System is small enough to maintain a friendly and safe environment while offering students an array of resources and opportunities often found in only the larger school systems. The Thomaston-Upson School System enjoys a strong connection with the community and views this as crucial to the long-term success of our schools. We encourage students to form bonds with local individuals and groups through community service and community involvement. Our employees are active in local civic organizations and volunteer their time for community events. The unity of school and community enriches our students’ and employees’ lives, improves our schools’ environments, and ultimately creates a community where young people can thrive. Together, our schools and community are working to fulfill the mission of Thomaston-Upson Schools, which is Excellence in education. . .every individual, every day.

Public Notice

At the July 13 Thomaston-Upson Board of Education meeting, the board tentatively set the millage rate at 13.21 mills.  The board will formally set the millage rate at the August 10, 2021, meeting, which will be at 6 PM at the BOE offices, located at 205 Civic Center Drive. View the current 2021 property tax digest and 5-year history of levy below: