August 12, 2019

The Cartersville Board of Education met in regular session on August 12, 2019.

The Character Word of the Month is RESPECT:  Showing high regard for authority, other people, the environment, self, and country.  Treating others as you would want to be treated.  Understanding that all people have value as human beings.

Principals presented the first “school news” reports of the year.

Under Business:

The System Financial and Utility Cost and Usage reports for June, 2019 were presented and approved.

The Board awarded Meadows Heating & Air, Cartersville, Ga., low bid as specified, for the ductwork of the CHS Gymnasium at the cost of $11,738.00.

Under Consent:

The Board approved the following items:

  • To appoint the following school system and retired employees to serve on Disciplinary Tribunal Hearings for the 2019-2020 school year as assigned by the Superintendent or his designee:  Gina Bishop, Katie Vaughan, Denise Osborn, Melissa Bates, Becky Bryant, Matt Gibson, Tharis Word, Debra Malone, Shelley Tierce, Darrell Demastus, Marc Collier, Kenneth Crenshaw, Lisa Carter, Jennifer Graves, Tara Peters, Lisa Archer, Allison Nelson, Brett Opaleski, Wendy Ross, Tonya Wells, Susan Fields, Jeanne Lowry, Melanie Paige, Jody Hamm, Kelli Ross, Robin Harkins, Ruthie Jones, Traci Harris, Jennifer Rives, Becky Graves, Rhonda Becker, Lori Farmer, Julie Merwanji, Bridgett Milam, Tricia Burdick, Kate DeBoard, Shawnee Knott, A.J. Wilson, Hayley Wilson, Kenya Ash, Ashley Dave, Tracy Riley, Tiffany Townsend, Natalie Carr, Beth Gaines, Brandi Gainor, Linda Kirkland, Becky Rhodes, Lawanna Wilson, Emma James, Rachel Phillips, Kim Mosteller, Breanna McDonald, Jennifer Turem, Bobbie Bruton, Jorie Wright, Angie Roper, Steven Flowers, Lindsey Montgomery, Sarah Belisle, Cissi Adams, Rhoda Craig, Brad Burel, Laura Huth, Don Goode, Heather Hayes, Omar Nunez, Michelle Cottongim, Felicia Guffey, Rene Roberts, Holly Gridley, Erik Boulier, Callie Palmer, April Burel, Randi Sonenshine, Michelle Gambill, Brett Tolbert, Ashley Chupp, Beth Cauthen, David Cagle, Kenya Rowser, Tish Terry, Debbie Justus, Missy Hensley, Melissa Moore, Cindy Moore, Phillip Hardy, Chad Murray, Alison Chapman, Jim Stanley, Valerie Viega, Audra Saunders, Susan Tolbert, Floyd Braid, Bibby Morgan, Ken Clouse.
  • The Board Training Plan for the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Dr. Marc Feuerbach to attend the Georgia School Superintendents Association 2019 Fall Bootstrap to be held October 16-17, 2019, in Athens, Ga.
  • Several surplus items were also approved.

The following overnight/out-of-state trips were approved:

            CMS 7th and 8th grade chorus to perform at Universal Studios/SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida on March 19-22, 2020.

            CMS 8th graders to take the Tour of Georgia on May 4-9, 2020. 

            CHS Y-Club to attend the Y-Club Youth Assembly in Atlanta Georgia on November 17-19, 2019.

            CMS 7th graders (approximately 50 students) to tour Washington DC on March 22-27, 2020.

The following rental requests were approved:

United Way of Bartow Co. to use the CMS parking lot during the 15th Annual Turkey Trot Road Race on November 23, 2019.

St. Francis of Assisi to use the CMS parking lot for overflow parking on October 4, 2019 during their 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Cartersville Women’s Club to use the CHS Auditorium for a benefit concert for Tranquility House on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 1:00-11:00 p.m. with a request for the fee of $1750 to be waived as submitted.  The Board approved the rental fee to be waived but the group will be expected to pay the hourly charge for custodial services.

Under Committee Reports:

Finance and Building and Grounds Committee Reports were presented. 

A recommendation from Finance was presented and approved to purchase a 72 passenger bus from Thomas Bus Sales for $93,520 was approved.  $77,220 will come from State Bus Bonds and the remaining $16,300 from SPLOST.  This bus is coming from State Contract.  

Also from the Finance Committee, the 2020 Certified Salary Schedule was approved.

Under Personnel:

Classified Employees

-Misty Watkins, promoted to CHS Assistant Manager, School Nutrition, effective August 7, 2019.

-Kathy Peters, Bus Driver, effective August 19, 2019.

Certified Employees

 -Jeffrey Dickerson, JROTC Instructor, CHS, effective July 1, 2019

The next regularly scheduled meeting will be September 9, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.