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.
TU Schools Registration
The Thomaston-Upson School System's Central Registration office is located at 300 S. Adams Street. Please visit the Enrollment page for a list of documents required for registration and for step-by-step instructions for completing student registration online before visiting the registration office. If you need assistance, please contact TU Central Registration at 706-646-9398 or at email@example.com
2023-24 District Calendar
FY24 TU District Continuous Improvement Plan
Enrolling in T-U Schools
Board Policy Manual
Parent Guide to School Safety
Severe Weather Guide
Video: Creating a Parent Portal Account & Updating Student Information
Requests for Bids
FY23 TU Re-Entry Plan 10-18-2022
Thomaston-Upson ARP application 10-6-2022
Upson-Lee Fine Arts Center
More School Calendars:
2024-25 District Calendar
2025-26 District Calendar - not yet available
On August 17, the Thomaston-Upson Board of Education set the 2023 school mill rate at 14.01 mills. If you were unable to attend the BOE hearings for setting the millage rate, we have provided two documents below with information about the mill rate.
(Note: The links contained within the above documents may need to be copied and pasted into your browser's address bar.)
NOTICE OF PROPERTY TAX INCREASE
The Thomaston-Upson School Board has tentatively adopted a millage rate which will require an increase in property taxes by 13.62%.
All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearings on this tax increase to be held at the Board of Education Office, 205 Civic Center Dr., Thomaston, GA on Thursday, August 10th, 2023, at 7:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Times and places of additional public hearings on this tax increase are at the Board of Education Office, 205 Civic Center Dr., Thomaston, GA on Thursday, August 17th, 2023, at 6:00 p.m.
This tentative increase will result in a millage rate of 14.010 mills, an increase of 1.679 mills. Without this tentative tax increase, the millage rate will be no more than 12.331 mills.
The proposed tax increase for a home with a fair market value of $150,000 is approximately $97.38 and the proposed tax increase for non-homestead property with a fair market value of $125,000 is approximately $83.95.
Parents & Students: Infinite Campus (IC) has two mobile apps, Campus Student, and Campus Parent. Both apps allow for enhanced features and have a new look designed specifically for students or parents, depending on the app. All students and parents are encouraged to download these new apps through the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. The mobile apps provide real-time access to grades, assignments, attendance, schedules, announcements, and more. If you are a Thomaston-Upson Parent or Student having issues accessing the parent/student portal, please contact your/your child's school.
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HOW TO BECOME A SUBSTITUTE TEACHER AT TU SCHOOLS:
Thomaston-Upson County Schools has partnered with ESS to manage our substitute teacher and substitute nurse programs. Effective March 1, 2023, ESS, a leader in K-12 staffing, will assume responsibility for the hiring, training, and placement of all daily substitute teachers and substitute nurses. If you’re interested in working as a substitute teacher or nurse for our district, please visit www.ESS.jobs to apply or call 877.983.2244 for more information. To view the informational letter sent to our current substitute teachers, click here.
Services for Homeless Students
If you have/are a student who is currently experiencing homelessness, please contact the school or Thomaston-Upson School System's social worker, Mrs. Geana Ellington, at 706-646-9331 or at firstname.lastname@example.org, to inquire about services available under the McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth program. This program is designed to address the problems that homeless children and youth have faced in enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school. Under this program, state educational agencies must ensure that each homeless child and youth has equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, including a public preschool education, as other children and youth. Homeless children and youth must have access to the educational and other services that they need to enable them to meet the same challenging State student academic achievement standards to which all students are held.
Response to COVID-19
The Thomaston-Upson School System would like to hear from YOU! Please take our STAKEHOLDER SURVEY and provide feedback on our planned expenditures utilizing American Rescue Plan/ARP-ESSER III funds
For additional information about the Thomaston-Upson School System's response to reopening/re-entry and use of federal funds post-pandemic, visit the links below.
Mrs. Fouts - District Teacher of the Year
|Mrs. Fouts is a STEM teacher at Upson-Lee Elementary School. The System Teacher of the Year is selected by a panel of community and school district judges. Judging is based on an application packet, a classroom/teaching observation, and a teacher interview.|