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SCHOOL NOTEBOOK 8-3-11

The non-profit Center for Cultural Interchange's Academic Year Program is seeking volunteer host families for foreign exchange students for the 2011-12 school year. Host family applications are being accepted now through Aug. 15. For more information, visit http://www.cci-excha, or call 800-634-4771.

Holmes townhall on education, Aug. 27

Henry County's District V Commissioner Bruce Holmes will hold his monthly Town Hall Meeting on Saturday, Aug. 27, at 9 a.m. The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held at the Fairview Recreation Center, located at 35 Austin Road, in Stockbridge.

Notice about students with disabilities

If you or your child withdrew, or graduated, from Henry County Schools between July 1, 2005, and June 30, 2006, be advised that individual Special Education Records will be destroyed after Sept. 15, 2011. If you want a copy of these records, call (770) 957-8086. The Henry County Board of Education is required to keep special education records as long as they are needed for educational purposes. When these records are no longer needed, the Board must inform the student and/or parent(s) of its plan to destroy such records.

This is to provide notice to all students or parents of students with disabilities, who left Henry County Schools between July 1, 2005, and June 30, 2006, and are no longer enrolled in the Henry County Schools, that all special education records for those students will be destroyed after Sept. 15, 2011, unless you request the records. If you have questions, call (770) 957-8086.

Military notes

Army Reserve Pvt. Gerald Gipson has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla. Gipson, the son of Venetta Gipson, of Stockbridge, and Gerald Gipson, of Ellenwood, is a 2004 graduate of Morrow High School.

Army Reserve Pvt. Nadia King has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla. King is the daughter of Joan Hills, and sister of Naydine King, both of McDonough. She graduated in 2009 from Henry County High School.

School Notebook publishes on Wednesdays. Make submissions to Johnny Jackson via e-mail at jjackson@henryherald.com, or call (770) 957-9161.