December 11, 2023
The Cartersville School Board met in regular session on Monday, December 11, 2023. The host for the
meeting was Cartersville High School.
The Matthew Hill-Michael Dean HEARTS Employee of the Month for December (School
Nutrition) is Isabel Salvidar Hernandez. Isabel is very hardworking, dedicated, goes above
and beyond what is asked of her. She is always willing to come in early or stay late if we are
shorthanded. She has an awesome attitude with everyone she comes into contact with. She
is the best of the best.
New Frontier of Bartow County, Inc. proudly sponsors the Hill-Dean HEARTS Employee of
the Month Aware and Isabel will receive a $50.00 gift card to Texas Roadhouse along with
her name being added to the perpetual plaque displayed at the Cartersville Central Office.
Linda Benton Students of the Month
The CPS Student of the Month is Alaina Ylvisaker. Alaina is an outstanding student in Mrs.
Willingham’s second grade classroom. She is an outstanding student who exemplifies our
character word of the month, Responsibility. Alaina is a great role model for a responsible
student. She is always seeking and striving for ways to succeed in the classroom. Alaina gives
100% every day and does it with a smile! She is kind and helpful to others and always
encourages her peers to do their best. Alaina is a CPS Little Legacy and has been given the
opportunity to help Mrs. Bishop with morning announcements. I can always count on her to
be on time and ready to lead the school with the pledge as well as our CPS Expectation. It’s
always a great day when Alaina helps with the announcements. Alaina is an all-around
amazing student at CPS and is well deserving of this honor.
The CES Student of the Month is Abraham Meager. Mrs. Hite, Abraham’s teacher shared
that Abraham is one of the first students to come to mind when I hear the word
responsibility. He is always going above and beyond to help others in any way possible.
Abraham is always looking for ways to help his teacher or his fellow classmates. He is a hard
worker and a great student both in the classroom and in his Challenge class. He can also be
found on weekends and special events helping his grandparents run their fruit stand. He is a
model student and citizen who enjoys playing baseball. I am excited to follow the continued
impact that Abraham will make on our community in the future.
The CMS Student of the Month is Lillian Elliott. Lillian is a model student and a joy to have
in the classroom. She excels academically and never ceases to display a caring and positive
attitude. She is a member of the Student Council and District Honor Chorus. Lillian
consistently goes out of her way to help others, always with a smile on her face. She is kind,
respectful, and goes above and beyond on every task. Lillian is truly a friend to all. We
could not be prouder to have her represent CMS as the Student of the Month.
The CHS Student of the Month is Makaylah Scott. Makaylah was nominated by Ms. Boy
who said that even when Makaylah makes a mistake, she has matured into a student who
owns up to her mistake and tries to do better the next time. Ms. Boy said she is so
impressed with how much she has matured over the past few years.
The Canes Vision Team gave a presentation of all that they do.
Directors: Tyler Putnam and Sam Dellaporta
Crew: Charlie Crum, Landon Gore, Bryce Summey, Alex Hampton, Andy Garcia, Carson
Towler, Jack Dobbins, Jake Hall, Carson Dolan and Natalie Fiallo
In the Business Section the following items were presented and approved:
The System Financial Reports, Cost and Utility Reports for October 2023.
The purchase of Access Control for Cartersville Middle School from NetPlanner of Norcross,
GA on the Georgia State Purchasing Contract number 99999-SPD0000172-012 for the price
of $35,612.50. This will be paid using SPLOST funds.
The purchase of Access Control for Central Office from NetPlanner of Norcross, GA on the
Georgia State Purchasing Contract number 99999-SPD0000172-012 for the price
of $13,600.57. This will be paid using SPLOST funds.
The purchase of 401 Dell Student Laptops from Dell on the Georgia State Purchasing
Contract number 99999-SPD0000161-0004 for the price of $268,541.68. This will be paid
using SPLOST funds. Laptops will be distributed to each school with CPS receiving 51 devices,
CES will receive 32 devices, CMS will receive 30 devices and CHS receiving 288 devices.
The purchase of 3 year extended warranty for the CHS Athletic Field House AV System from
Solutionz, Inc., located in Atlanta, GA for the price of $39,100.00. Funds will come from
Under Consent the following items were presented and approved:
Select students from CMS and CHS to attend the All State Chorus rehearsals and concert in
Athens, GA February 15-17, 2024.
Wire2Wire Running, LLC to use the CMS school grounds and parking lot for a 5K Road Race
on January 15, 2024 from 8:00am – 11:30am.
Several surplus items were presented and approved.
Finance Committee Recommendations:
To approve the FY 2025 Budget Preparation and Millage Setting Calendar.
The following personnel recommendations were presented and approved:
-Laura Fountain, CES Parapro, effective November 30, 2023
-Rachel Walker, CPS Parapro, effective December 1, 2023
-Steve Corrigan, CHS Teacher, retirement with regret, effective November 30, 2023
-Cheryl Ende, Bus Driver, School Nutrition Assistant, effective January 12, 2024
-Deanne Raines, CES Parapro, effective December 12, 2023
-Madelyn Brooky, CPS Parapro, effective December 12, 2023
-JaMyah Jackson, CPS Parapro, effective December 12, 2023
The next board meeting is scheduled for Monday, January 8th, 2024 at 6pm.