Gwinnett County Public Schools eNews

Jan 31, 2008, Vol. 5, No. 9 
GCPS Seen & Heard
  Georgia voters go to the polls on Feb. 5

"I believe that the importance of voting cannot be emphasized enough. It is a right that we, as citizens of the United States of America, should never take for granted."

--J. Alvin Wilbanks, CEO/Superintendent, Gwinnett County Public Schools
Click here for an Election Day message from the superintendent.
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Don't forget to vote...                                     Next Tuesday-- Feb. 5-- is Super Tuesday, when voters in Georgia and 23 other states will participate in primaries and caucuses in the presidential race. But why wait? Registered voters in Gwinnett County may participate in advanced voting through Friday, Feb. 1. Click here for the web site of the Gwinnett County Elections and Voter Registration Office where you'll find locations for advanced voting, polling sites and hours, and contact information.
GO bond measure on Feb. 5 ballot        
On Super Tuesday, Gwinnett voters also will consider a ballot 2008 Education in Gwinnettmeasure to authorize the School Board to issue general obligation bonds to fund Phase II school construction and technology. Click here for the 2008 General Obligation Bond Referendum page which features links to a Q&A on the referendum, details of The Plan, ballot language, and more. 
Where do you cast your vote in Gwinnett?
Finding your designated polling location in Gwinnett is as easy as 1-2-click! Click here to access the Gwinnett County Polling Place Locator, which also allows voters to see a sample ballot from their precinct.
Exercise your right to vote in 2008Voting among civics lessons in GCPS' social studies curriculum 
Gwinnett County Public Schools' social studies program is designed to prepare students to participate as productive, constructive citizens in a democratic society. In the social studies classroom, students develop a strong understanding of themselves and their roles and responsibilities in society, including their civic duty to participate in the election process. Click here for 14 tips to promote civic responsibility at home (with some extra emphasis on Tip Number 5 next week). Click here for more on GCPS' Social Studies program and here to review civics-related learning concepts by grade level in the online database of the Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS) curriculum.

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2008 Gwinnett County Board of Education
Carole Boyce, Chairman; Daniel D. Seckinger, Vice Chairman;
Dr. Robert McClure; Dr. Mary Kay Murphy; and Louise Radloff. CEO/Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks