BPS TOY Aerial Baxley (top left);  BES TOY Jenny Raines (top right); GBMS TOY Heather Peters (bottom left); BHS TOY Betsy Antley (bottom right)

Superintendent's Message

To our families and community members,

I am honored to work alongside such a phenomenal team of people in Barnwell School District 45 that have accomplished so much over the past few years.  We have seen increased academic growth; our students are earning more college credits and industry credentials; the district has increased safety measures across our schools; we have received millions of dollars in instructional and facility grants; our technology department has put over 3,000 new technology devices and pieces of equipment into the hands of our students and teachers; and our district is in a much stronger financial position districtwide while still increasing salaries and modifying salary schedules to benefit our employees.

My goal is that we continue to work toward and accomplish the goals we set forth for our district in an effort to support our students and community, as well as improve the quality of life we all share.  I'm very excited about the future of our district and feel grateful we have such a supportive and dedicated school board working toward one common goal - doing what is best for our students.  Each year brings another set of opportunities which allow us to become stronger and more successful, and I look forward to that challenge in the upcoming year.

Looking forward to continued success,
Crissie Stapleton
Superintendent, Barnwell School District 45

COVID19 Information



FCC Launches Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is a Federal Communication Commission (FCC) program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and more.

The FCC has announced that eligible households can apply for the program starting May 12, 2021 in three ways: 

  1. Contact your preferred participating broadband provider directly to learn about their application process.  
  2. Go to to apply online and to find participating providers near you.
  3. Call 833-511-0311 for a mail-in application and return it along with proof of eligibility to: Emergency Broadband Support Center, P.O. Box 7081, London, KY 40742. 

Individuals who use videophones and are fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) may call the FCC’s ASL Consumer Support Line at (844) 432-2275 (videophone).  

On April 13, the FCC and ACL hosted a webinar that provided an overview of the benefit, eligibility criteria, how to apply, and the FCC’s partner toolkit materials. Webinar materials are now available:

For more information please see this website:


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