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Lumpkin County Board Members

about 1 year ago

Mr. Bobby Self, Chair

Bobby Self is a life long resident and LCHS graduate (72).  Bobby is married to Deborah Self and they have two children who are graduates of LCHS: Mandy (93) and B.J. (98). Bobby is the owner operator of Self and Self General Contractors in Dahlonega. Board member since 1995 serving in his sixth term.  Current term expires December 2018.



Mr. Jim McClure

BOE District - 3 

Jim McClure represents District 3.  Jim is life long Lumpkin County resident and LCHS graduate (76).  Jim is married to Val McClure and they have three children who are all LCHS graduates: William (04), Kate (06) and Jake (10).  Jim is a 1980 graduate of UGA with a bachelor of science degree and is small business owner.  Board member since 2010, Current term expires December 2016.


Mrs. Lynn Sylvester

BOE – District 4

Lynn Sylvester has been a resident of Lumpkin County for over 25 years.  She and her husband Steve have two children, Cameron ’07 and Rae Lynn ’09 who both graduated from Lumpkin County Schools.  Lynn recently retired as a Lumpkin County teacher with 30 years of classroom experience.

Lynn did her graduate and postgraduate work at the University of Georgia and Lincoln Memorial University. 


Mr. Craig Poore

Craig Poore is a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. He is married to his wife of 21 years, Hollie Adams Poore. They have 2 children Sydnee (8) and Clay (7). Both children attend Blackburn Elementary School. Craig and Hollie both attended Lumpkin County Schools. Craig has a BS in Secondary Education (Earth and Space Science) and a M.A. is Secondary Education (Biology). For 2 years Craig taught Chemistry and coached track at Gilmer County High School.  He currently teaches 8th grade Science at White County Middle School.



Board Policies

over 2 years ago

Lumpkin County School System has partnered with the Georgia School Board Association in developing and hosting an electronic version of our board policies.  The link below can be used to visit the policy manual.

Board Policy Manual

Community Participation – Procedures

11 months ago

Community Participation – Procedures

Meetings of the Lumpkin County Board of Education are structured to allow the Board to conduct business. Citizens of Lumpkin County have the express right and are encouraged to attend meetings of the Board to listen and to observe the deliberations of its members.  The regular meeting agenda will contain an item for community input.  The following guidelines have been developed to provide the opportunity for public input while maintaining the orderly pursuit of business.

1. Personnel matters will not be discussed during the Community Participation portion of the agenda. Board policies are in place to address personnel matters, and these procedures will be followed rigorously. Personnel matters must be addressed via the chain of command.  If matters remain unresolved after bringing it to the Superintendent level, it may be appropriate for the entire Board to hear and to address the complaint.  In this event, the Superintendent shall determine what steps, if any, should be taken to protect any privacy rights that may exist for individuals when discussing confidential information relevant to the issue brought before the Board.  If appropriate, the item will be scheduled as part of the formal agenda so that all involved parties may have the opportunity to attend the deliberations and to present their side of the matter.  The Superintendent must receive the request for inclusion on the agenda no later than noon of the Thursday preceding the regularly scheduled meeting.

2. Persons desiring to address the Board during Community Participation shall submit a written request with the Board Clerk prior to the beginning of the meeting stating the individual’s name and the topic desired to be discussed.  The Board Chair will determine if it is in the interest of the Board to allow the request.

3. Each person participating in Community Participation will be allowed five minutes to speak. Discussion on a particular topic will be limited to 30 minutes. The Board reserves the right to additionally limit discussion if it becomes repetitive. The Board will not permit speakers to become personally abusive of employees or individual Board members.

4. If issues arise that stimulate high community interest, the Board may schedule special meetings or forums specifically to invite public comment.

5. Comments from those not recognized by the Board Chair or interruptions of the recognized speaker will be ruled out of order. The individual deemed to be out of order will be invited to leave following a second offense.

6. All presentation to the Board are to be brief and are intended for the Board to hear comments or concerns without necessarily responding to questions or taking action.  While this policy does not totally prohibit Board members from responding during the meeting, the Board members and Superintendent generally need time to reflect on and/or research issues prior to making a public response to citizens’ comments or concerns.  These guidelines are intended to facilitate the orderly pursuit of business and are in noway intended to stifle public participation in meeting of the Board.


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Called Meetings Will Be Scheduled As Needed


7 months ago


The Lumpkin County Board of Education has tentatively adopted a 2017 millage rate which will require an increase in property taxes by 5.32 percent. All concerned citizens are invited to the 5th public hearing on this tax increase to be held at the Lumpkin County Board of Education offices, 56 Indian Drive, Dahlonega, GA 30533 on September 7, 2017 at 6:30pm. Times and places of previous additional public hearings on this tax increase were at the Lumpkin County Board of Education offices, 56 Indian Drive, Dahlonega, GA 30533 on August 3rd at 12:30pm and 4:30pm and August 14, 2017 at 5:00 pm and 6:30pm. This tentative increase will result in a millage rate of 16.819 mills, an increase of .849 mills. Without this tentative tax increase, the millage rate will be no more than 15.970 mills. The proposed tax increase for a home with a fair market value of $100,000 is approximately $33.96 and the proposed tax increase for non-homestead property with a fair market value of $300,000 is approximately $101.88.