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Student Services, continued Counseling Department: The counseling department employs 61 school-based counselors. The school counseling program’s mission is to promote the academic, personal/social and career development of students to eliminate barriers to student achievement through the implementation of a school guidance curriculum that is organized, planned, sequential and flexible for all students. In addition to the counseling department, our school system employs achievement specialists at each of the Title I high schools. Through the use of disaggregated data, our achievement specialists plan for program and activity development to design interventions and to close the achievement gap between specific groups of students and their peers. School Nutrition Program: School Nutrition Program: The Houston County School Nutrition Program uses food based menu planning with the Offer versus Serve option. Our program includes breakfast, lunch, after school snack and a summer feeding program. All schools offer a variety of nutritious menus each day. Elementary students may choose from four lunch entrée choices including items such as made from scratch entrees, fresh sandwiches, and vegetarian options served with a variety of hot vegetables, fruit, and low fat milk daily. Middle school students may choose from between nine and eleven lunch entrée choices. High school students are offered a minimum of 15 lunch entrée choices each day. The food court design in secondary schools includes daily offerings such as pizza, blue-plate specials, hot grilled sandwiches, chef salads and popular ethnic food choices. Students may also purchase Grab-n-Go specials to eat outside at various locations. Meal Prices

Breakfast, Elementary Lunch, Elementary Breakfast, Middle and High Lunch, Middle and High




Adult (Visitors)





$.30 $.40 $.30

$1.50 $2.25 $1.50

$1.75 $3.00 $1.75

$1.75 $3.00 $1.75

All school nutrition employees are required to complete a 30-hour employee orientation course within their first year of employment. Employees must attend a six hour in-service training each year. Several other training opportunities are offered throughout the year for professional enrichment. Managers must complete 150 hours of coursework and be ServSafe certified. In accordance with state law and local board of education policy, all kitchens are inspected by the Houston County health Department. Our schools have an excellent record, with an average system-wide score of above 99%. For more information, contact Mrs. Meredith Potter. Annual Lunches Served Annual Breakfasts Served Average Daily Student Breakfasts Served Average Daily Student Lunches Served Average Daily Snacks Served Summer Meals Served June and July School Nutrition Workers

2011-2014 3,841,767 1,597,949 8,877 21,343 273 272852 370 23

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