The Cartersville City Schools Board of Education met in regular session on Monday, July 11, 2022.
Stellar Performers Summer Graduates: Congratulations to the following students for receiving their diplomas by fulfilling all requirements to be certified as Cartersville High School Graduates:
Elijah Knight Jah’Quana Marshall Lamarcus Matthew Jerrica McAfee

During the Business Session, the following items were presented:
The following Capturing Kids Hearts Words of the Month were approved and will be recognized at board meetings during the months of August – May.

August/September: Connect with Heart Empathy – Understand and feel the heart of another October – Think, Choose, Act Self-Direct – Lead yourself to who you want to be November – Better Together Teamwork – Work together to reach a goal December – Do Your Part Responsibility – Own your thoughts, words, and actions January – Honor you- Honor me Respect – Act with thoughtfulness February – Speak the Heart Kindness – Be friendly and compassionate March – Step Up Courage – Develop strength to fact something difficult

April – Finish Strong Perseverance – Give extra effort to make it through to the end May – Be Leadworthy Integrity – Live with honesty and excellence.

The Board approved the following vendors for the purchase of band instruments as submitted for a total of $39,913.17. The lowest bid and delivery times were considered when awarding each item. Music and Arts (CMS) – $10,156.42 Alamo Music (CMS) – $6,958.75 Taylor Music (CMS – $3,033.00 Midwest Musical Imports (CHS) – $2,600.00 Washington Music (CHS) – $17,165.00

The Board approved a membership agreement between Cartersville City Schools and the Schlechty Standard-Bearer School District Network for the network year beginning July 1, 2022 and ending June 30, 2023 at an annual membership fee of $50,000.

The Board approved Brown & Brown for Property and Casualty Insurance for a total premium of $351,229. This amount includes the $334 additional premium option to increase the Employers Liability limits from $500,000 to $1,000,000 which was recommended by McNeary Consulting.

During Consent, the following items were presented:
The Board accepted the bid extensions of the following vendors for the remainder of the 2022-
2023 school year. Vendor Product RFP Admin Uniform Source Uniforms Polk County
Committee Recommendations

The Board approved a recommendation to the City of Cartersville to keep the millage rate at

Policy: The following policies were approved to sit on the table 30 days for public review and comment.
Clarification Changes:
IEDA – Unstructured Break Time
JBC – Awarding Units and Transferring Credits
New Policies:
JRB – Parents Bill of Rights
JRB – R1 – Parents Bill of Rights
IKBB – Divisive Concepts
Substantial Changes:
JBCB – Non-Resident Students

Building and Grounds:
Parrish Construction was recommended and approved as Construction Manager for the
Renovations and Modifications Project at Cartersville Elementary School.

Personnel recommendations approved:
-Susan Linsey, Kids & Co PreK Secretary, retirement with regret, effective end of 2021-22 school
-Courtney Urquhart, CES Teacher, effective end of 2021-22 school year
Classified Personnel -Victoria Minni, School Nutrition Assistant, effective 2022-23 school year -Mary Christina Hulsey, School Nutrition Assistant, effective 2022-23 school year -Amber Reyna, School Nutrition Assistant, effective 2022-23 school year -Paula Bright, School Nutrition Assistant, effective 2022-23 school year -Daisy Konter, CES Secretary, effective 2022-23 school year -Brittney Tardy, Teacher Assistant, PreK, effective 2022-23 school year -Margaret Carter, Parapro, CMS, effective 2022-23 school year

Certified Personnel
-Riley Karr, CHS Teacher, effective 2022-23 school year -Ellen Williams, PreK Teacher, effective 2022-23 school year -Gary Morris, CES Assistant Principal, effective 2022-23 school year

-Krystal Murray, Teacher Assistant to PreK Secretary, effective July 25, 2022 -Sarah Daniell, Student Support Specialist, CES, effective 2022-23 school year -Ashley Chappuis-Fontana transfer to School Nutrition Assistant, effective 2022-23 school year
The next regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting will be on Monday, August 8, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. at the Board of Education, 15 Nelson Street.

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