The Bartow County Board of Education held a business meeting on Monday night. The board took action on only one item and approved 5-0 appointing District 1 member John Howard as the delegate and board Chairwoman Anna Sullivan as the alternate to the Georgia School Boards Association Legislative Liaison to represent the county at the GSBA Summer Conference and Delegate Assembly in June.
Superintendent Dr. John Harper said that there were three issues that could impact the school system in the future. One of these items was House Bill 170, the Transportation Funding Act of 2015, would change the way that fuel taxes are collected, if passed. Another issue is the proposed Transco gas pipeline that would be near Kingston Elementary and would cut across the Taylorsville Elementary property. He said that he was concerned about the “blast zone.” Lastly, Harper discussed an issue with the Department of Transportation wanting to buy 1.6 acres from Woodland High School. He said his concern lied with the fact that the road would turn into a four-lane highway, not the price of the land.