Welcome to the Clay County Public Schools homepage. We take seriously the responsibility that we have to educate the children of this community. At the core of who we are as a district is a commitment to continuously improve. To do that, we need to know how we are doing. To gather this information, we have created a survey for families, students, and community members to complete. It should take no more than 5-10 minutes to complete, and we pledge to take this information and use it to find creative ways to make our district stronger in order to better meet the needs of our students.

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New Teacher & Community Member of the Month Award Programs

Beginning in November 23, 2015, we will begin two new award programs that we are implementing to celebrate excellence in teaching, leadership and volunteerism in our district. We will be awarding one teacher per month a Teaching Excellence, Achievement, and Mastery (TEAM) Award for the chosen teacher and an Honoring Outstanding Partners in Education (HOPE) Award for the chosen business or community organization.

In order to nominate a teacher, the person making the nomination must be or have been a student or a parent of a student in that person’s classroom either this year or the previous two years, or a colleague working in the same building at least part of the time with that teacher during this school year. Nominations must have both the person’s name, who is being nominated as well as the person’s name, who is nominating the candidate so that relationship status can be verified.

For the HOPE Award, the only stipulations are that for the business or organization that you are nominating, you nor any of your immediate family members (that includes a spouse, parent, sibling, or child) are not employed by the business / organization or are affiliated with it in any type of membership capacity. We want to recognize our outstanding community partners on a regular basis so this award will also be given monthly, and we want to encourage everyone to get involved from our students to our parents, teachers, and community members. So, please be sure to participate. 

The timeline to begin nominating these outstanding professionals for our first award, which will be selected / approved on December 7, 2015, will begin today (November 23, 2015,) and run through the end of the work day at 3:30pm on Thursday, December 3, 2015, at which time ballots must be either emailed or brought into the Central Office. The Board members will award the teacher and the business selected in December during the January Board Meeting, at which time we have will a short award ceremony with the presentation of the awards in honor of these outstanding members, who have proven to be tremendous assets to our teaching community. 

The guidelines and ballots for both the monthly TEAM and HOPE programs can be accessed online at top of the, "Forms and Links," Section at the top of this page in the yellow header. Teachers and school officials will also have these available for pick up. A rubric / scoring guide will be used to make the selections. Ballots can be dropped off at the district office at the front desk or emailed to She will be verifying relationship status of those nominating and have the ballots ready for the School Board members during the work session for participant selection.



Thank you in advance for your time, care, and participation!













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