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Parents are a central component of the education of America's youth. According to the report entitled Equality of Educational Opportunity published in 1966, a student's home environment attributes to 90 percent of a child's education, while 10 percent is influenced by the quality of schooling.

At AMS, we value parental involvement in our school and in the lives of every student. There are many ways parents can get involved, from joining the Parent-Teachers for Education organization and/or the Armuchee/Glenwood Education Foundation to emailing a teacher to volunteer in the classroom. 

The Armuchee Middle School Local School Governance Team (LSGT) is made up of parents, business leaders, teachers, and the principal. According to the bylaws of the Floyd County charter, the purpose of the LSGT "is to bring communities and schools closer together in a spirit of cooperation to solve difficult education problems, improve academic achievement, provide support for teachers and administrators, and bring parents into the school-based decision-making process."

The Armuchee/Glenwood Education Foundation is made up of parents, faculty, staff, alumni, and community volunteers. The Foundation awards teacher grants to improve educational resources in the classroom, provides schools thousands of dollars for critical-need improvements, grants college scholarships, provides maintenance to the WalkPath that provides every member of our community the opportunity to exercise at their leisure, free of charge, and is the TribeFest and auction host. To join, please contact Jennifer Smith, AMS Secretary, at the school for a membership application.

 

 

 


Annual Notification – Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA)

The Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) of 1986 requires parents, students, teachers, and employee organizations be notified of the Asbestos Management Plan at each facility. This notification provides information detailing Floyd County School District’s strict compliance with AHERA.

AHERA requires all schools, pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade, to be inspected for Asbestos Containing Building Materials (ACBM) and for an Asbestos Management Plan (AMP), which outlines the control and management of ACBM in each facility, to be developed.

The AMP includes an operations and maintenance program, which will control exposure to any asbestos-containing materials through a systematic schedule of monitoring, employee training, recordkeeping, and periodic re-inspections. Maintenance and custodial personnel receive asbestos awareness training to qualify them to conduct their routine activities around asbestos. 

A copy of the AMP for each school is available for review in the principal’s office of that school. Questions pertaining to asbestos are to be directed to David Van Hook, Director of Facilities, at 706-234-1031 ext. 7270.