PCSD Revitalization Plan

The Putnam County School District is proud to announce that our community has passed a monumental bond referendum to create a safe and modern learning environment for every child and teacher in our county. We are grateful for the support of our citizens who have shown great trust and pride in the power of public education. We are eager to begin collaborating with our community members through our Bond Oversight and Design Advisory Committees.

“The voters in our communities have spoken, and it is more clear than ever that education is a top priority in Putnam County. This monumental achievement will support our efforts to become the top school district in the state. I am completely overjoyed when I think of the opportunities this will provide our children for many generations to come. Thank you to my staff and the community members who worked on this effort since the inception of our Revitalization Plan. We are absolutely #ProudtobePCSD!"

Rick Surrency  



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Revitalize PCSD

Putnam County School Superintendent, Rick Surrency, is recommending to the School Board a phased plan to revitalize school facilities across the county. The first step to revitalize the District is to rightsize to ensure that there is alignment between the number of schools and the number of students. The recommendation for realignment proposes the permanent closure of schools sites including, Jenkins Middle School, Mellon Elementary School, and Miller Middle School at the end of the 2020-2021 school year. 

By rightsizing the District and eliminating excessive buildings, PCSD would qualify for Special Facilities Funding from the State to construct new state of the art facilities. By the end of a ten year plan, Putnam County would boast 9 brand new school facilities for faculty and students. The proposal would also require a Bond Referendum.

The District is currently in the process of developing and implementing a new Strategic Plan that focuses on enhancing educational programs and activities.

Preparing students to succeed in today’s economy as well as in the economy of the future will require buildings that support transformative teaching and learning methodologies. Preparing students to be college and career ready will serve to close both the achievement and opportunity gaps, equipping Putnam students with 21st century skills.

This is a courageous new vision for Putnam County Public Schools!

Revitalize Putnam County School Facilities Plan Approved 2/16/2021

At the February 16th School Board Meeting, School Board members voted 3-2 to accept the Putnam County School District’s Revitalization of Facilities. Phase 1 will begin at the start of the 2021-2022 school year. We are optimistic for the future of the Putnam County School District and the opportunities this will bring our community, our employees, and our students.