October 11, 2021
The Cartersville City Schools Board of Education met in regular session on Monday, October 11, 2021. Cartersville Elementary School was the host for this month’s meeting.
Character Word for the Month- CITIZENSHIP: Being law abiding, loyal and involved in service to school, community, and country.
The CES Cub Scout Pack for Troup 15 presented the Colors and led the Pledge of Allegiance.
The Matthew Hill-Michael Dean HEARTS Employee of the Month for October (Support Personnel) is Ms. Susan Linsey, the secretary at Kids and Company Pre-K. Susan is always friendly and always has a smile on her face. She bends over backwards to assist everyone. If she doesn’t know the answer to a question, she will find out. One of her nominators wrote, “Susan has been invaluable to me, Kids & Company Pre-K, and most importantly the students. She has helped me navigate my new position here and answered each of my million questions with patience and grace. She is truly vital to me and the Pre-K and I am forever grateful for her.”
New Frontier of Bartow County, Inc. proudly sponsors the Hill-Dean HEARTS Employee of the Month Award and Susan will receive a $50.00 gift certificate to Appalachian Grill, along with her name being added to a perpetual plaque displayed at the Cartersville Board Office.
Linda Benton Students of the Month
Lena Sidibe is the CPS Linda Benton Student of the Month. Lena is in the second grade in Mr. Mitchell’s class. Lena is an outstanding student who is very bright, kind, respectful and helpful to everyone she meets. Lena was not only chosen because of her outstanding qualities, but she also exemplifies the character word of the month initiative. Lena displays initiative because she sees what needs to be done and does it without being asked. She loves to assist Mr. Mitchell in the classroom, helps her classmates when they need assistance, and even cooks for her family. Lena is an all-around amazing student at CPS and is well deserving of the honor.
Jonnathan Carrera-Rios is the CES Linda Benton Student of the Month. Jonnathan is a responsible and respectful student. On the first day of school, Jonnathan walked into class and quickly offered to help get things ready for the day. He is eager to learn and loves being at school, and it shows in his actions each day.
Muhammad Hadbawi is the CMS Linda Benton Student of the Month. Muhammad, a seventh grader, is a great student who is enrolled in all honors classes and making straight A’s. He consistently looks for ways to support other students and help teachers. He is a terrific role model for other students.
Morgan Ingram is the CHS Linda Benton Student of the Month. The CHS word of the month is responsibility, and Morgan exemplifies the characteristics we hope to develop in our students. Last year, Morgan was a CVA student, and he earned all his credits. This year, he has easily transitioned back to normal school. Over the years, Morgan has learned to advocate for himself when he has an issue at school. We are so proud of the growth and maturity he has demonstrated since he entered CHS as a freshman.
Music was presented by the CES Youth Singers under the direction of Jeremiah Robinson.
During the Business Session, the Board approved the Financial and Utility Reports along with the following:
The Board approved the purchase and installation of a projection and sound system for the CHS Cafeteria from Engaged Systems, LLC, Canton, Georgia, at a cost of $29,176.83. This purchase is coming from the TIPS contract (The Interlocal Purchasing System) and will be paid from SPLOST.
The Board approved the purchase of a new Projector/Screen/Sound System in the CMS Multi-Purpose Room from Engaged Systems, LLC, Canton, Georgia, in the amount of $26,461.91. This purchase is coming from the TIPS contract (The Interlocal Purchasing System) and will be paid from SPLOST.
The Board approved the upgrade of the wireless system in the Board of Education Boardroom from Engaged Systems, LLC, Canton, Georgia, at a cost of $15,446.39. This purchase is coming from the TIPS contract (The Interlocal Purchasing System) and will be paid from Major Maintenance.
The Board approved the following vendors for the purchase of band instruments as submitted. All items are low bid as specified.
Taylor Music (CMS and CHS) – $22,379
Universal Melody Online (CMS) – $2,220
Midwest Musical Imports (CHS) – $15,336
The Board approved Parrish Construction Group, Inc., Alpharetta, Georgia for the construction of the new Cartersville Primary School at a cost of $46,598,776.00.
Under Consent, the Board approved nine surplus items along with the following:
Dr. Feuerbach to attend the 2021 GSSA Fall Bootstrap on October 20-21, 2021 in Athens, Georgia and also the Superintendent Leadership Network Conference on October 27-29, 2021 in Louisville, Kentucky.
Overnight/Out-of-State Trip Requests:
-CHS FBLA to attend the Georgia FBLA Fall Leadership Conference in Athens, Georgia on November 17-28, 2021
-CHS Senior Band Students to Orlando and Tampa Florida, March 16-20, 2022. Students will attend a concert with the University of Central Florida Orchestra.
-CHS JROTC to attend the Raider Nationals Competition in Molena, Georgia on November 5-7, 2021.
August 31, 2021 @ 11:00 a.m.
September 10, 2021 @ 10:30 a.m.
September 16, 2021
September 22, 2021
-Deanne Raines, CMS Clerk II, effective October 4, 2021
-Blake Smith, HVAC Technician, effective October 18, 2021
-Susan West, Bus Driver, retirement, with regret, effective December 1, 2021
-Felicia Guffey, CMS Teacher, effective October 29, 2021
-Katrina Boyd, School Nutrition Assistant Manager, CHS, effective October 12, 2021
-April Lima, School Nutrition Assistant, CES, effective October 12, 2021
-Andrea McClure, School Nutrition Assistant, CES, effective October 12, 2021
-Jennifer West, School Nutrition Assistant, CPS, effective October 12, 2021
-Ronald F. Hayward, Bus Driver, effective October12, 2021
-Jarra Chatmon, CMS Clerk II, effective October 12, 2021
-Misty Watkins, School Nutrition Manager, CHS, effective October 12, 2021
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Cartersville School Board will be Monday, November 8, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. at Cartersville High School, 320 East Church Street.