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Thomaston-Upson Central Office

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.


Matt Bentley

As Director of Technology, I provide access to modern and diverse technologies that support teaching and learning while ensuring faculty & staff become skilled and knowledgeable in the use of these technologies. I've been at T-U Schools for 24 years, 2 in this position..

- Matt Bentley

Tonia Brown

As the Accounts Payable and Human Resources Clerk, I provide clerical support for the fast-paced, multifaceted Finance and HR departments. I started at T-U Schools last summer and will be celebrating my one year work anniversary soon.

- Tonia Brown

Karen Puckett

As School Nutrition Director, I ensure standards & policies for school food & nutrition are implemented and maintained in accordance with local, state, and federal requirements. This is my 31st year with T-U Schools, and I have been in this position for 4 1/2 years.

- Karen Puckett