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Counselor's Corner

Good study habits can help your child make the grade…


Good study habits are critical to school success. For example, kids who study every day and submit homework on time have a distinct advantage over other students.


To promote good study routines:


  • Help your child set up a study routine. You can even help your child make a schedule to post in their room.


  • Recognize and reward your child for maintaining a study schedule.


  • Establish consequences that matter to your child for failing to complete assignments on time.


  • Remember that the old phrase “work before play” is sensible. Occasionally, your child may need to change their routine, but stick to a “homework first” policy most of the time.


The Parent Institute 2005


 Attention Parents/ Volunteers:


Effective July of 2012 the Mandated Reporter Law was updated to include volunteers working in a school. If you volunteer at any time in our building this will pertain to you. According to Boynton Elementary policy all reports should be made to the principal or counselor. The principal or counselor will then contact the proper authorities.  Please read the following…



House Bill 1176 and Changes to Georgia’s Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting



House Bill 1176 (HB 1176) is the result of the efforts of the Criminal Justice Reform Commission. The bill passed through the Georgia General Assembly on March 29, 2012.  One particular section of the bill is relevant to child welfare because it clarifies and expands the scope of O.C.G.A. § 19-5-7, which is Georgia’s law that mandates that certain professionals report suspected child abuse. These changes took effect on July 1, 2012.


HB 1176 adds definitions for the following groups of professionals required to report:


    Child service organization personnel means:

    People employed by or volunteeringfor any type of organization or business that provides children with “care, treatment, education, training, supervision, coaching, counseling, recreational programs, or shelter”


The Barton Child Law and Policy Center                               

Emory University School of Law                               

Atlanta, GA 30322