Karen Truesdale, Director
205 Civic Center Drive
Thomaston, Georgia 30286
School and Community Relations
Welcome! The Office of School and Community Relations maintains productive relationships and effective communication between employees, students, parents, and the local community. This office is responsible for a variety of resources, programs, and activities designed to inform and engage parents, families, and the community in our local public school system.
We are very proud of the fact that the Thomaston-Upson School System is a vital part of our local community, and we are appreciative of this community’s long-standing support for our schools, students, faculty, and staff. The Thomaston-Upson School System values and encourages parent, family, and community involvement in our schools.
We hope you will use the information on these web pages to GET ENGAGED in public education within Thomaston & Upson County.
Thomaston, named one of the Best 100 Small Towns in America, was one the first thirteen cities in Georgia to be selected a Main Street City in 1986. Upson County was recently designated by the Ga. Department of Economic Development's Entrepreneur & Small Business Office as one of twelve "Entrepreneur Friendly" communities in Georgia and was designated by Governor Perdue as a "Work Ready" community.
We have a lovely downtown square with thriving hometown businesses. The restored art-deco Ritz Theater features the newest Hollywood releases in a one-of-a-kind setting. Sprewell Bluff State Park and the Flint River offer opportunities for outdoor fun. Our historic buildings and structures, such as the 1-room Schoolhouse, the African American Museum, the Pettigrew-White-Stamps House, and the Auchumpkee Creek Covered Bridge, cater to the history buffs. The Upson County Airport even offers sky diving courses through Sky Dive Atlanta.
The Thomaston-Upson Arts Council (TUAC) provides our community with a selection of cultural events throughout the year. The annual program schedule features dramas, musicals, visual arts exhibits, children’s arts, festivals, and concerts.
Other community-wide events, such as the Taste of Thomaston, the Easter Eggstravaganza, the Emmancipation Proclamation Celebration, and the Veteran’s Day recognition at our historic courthouse square create that sense of community that accompanies small-town living.
Come visit Thomaston! You’ll want to call it home!