Meriwether County School System benefits from many of the educational programs funded through the federal government. This funding allows MCSS to offer additional training, instruction, technology, and other critical services which are not provided for through state and local education funds.

Title I funds are used to supplement schools/system budgets. Title I funds are not used to supplant (take the place of) local, state, or other federal funding.

For more information about these programs, please click one of the links below.

Dawn Woodard Federal Programs Director
          Office Hours:  M-F 8am – 4pm
        Summer Hours: M-TH 7am – 5pm
               706.441.0601  ext. 1025

Non-Discrimination Policy

The Meriwether County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or sex in its employment practices, student programs and dealings with the public.  It is the policy of the Board of Education to comply fully with the requirements of Title VI, Title IX, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans With Disabilities Act and all accompanying regulations.  For questions, concerns please reach out to our Federal and 504 Contacts:
Dawn Woodard, Director of Federal Programs Title II,  IV,  IX-Anti-Discrimination (Students) and Sports Equity

Tonya Waller, Director of Exceptional Children, IDEA, 504 Coordinator, Title IX-Section 504/ADA

Sheila Wilson, Assistant Superintendent, Director of Human Resources, Title IX-Anti Discrimination (Personnel)
For grievances, please click here to read the procedures of how to file a complaint.

       Click on the links below to learn more about Title I


GaDOE Information about CARES  and ESSER Grants

Click on the images and links below to learn more about how Federal Coronavirus Emergency Relief Funds Support our State and District.

ESSER Use of Funds

Meriwether County ARP – ESSER Application / Use of FundsMeri

Meriwether County Learning Loss Plan

Meriwether County’s Re-Opening Plan

We welcome your feedback on our Use of Funds, Learning Loss Plan, and Re-Opening Plan.

Please click here to access a survey.

You can also contact:

Dawn Woodard, Director of Federal Programs -or- Dr. Robert Griffin, Superintendent of Schools   



To learn more about the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) please click on the image above.

Resources: click on the links below for more information

Parents Right to Know

Complaint Procedures

Ethics, Fraud, Waste & Corruption

McKinney Vento – Residency Questionnaire

Georgia Department of Education – Federal Programs Information