Press Release

July 10, 2017

In the regular June meeting of the Cartersville City Board of Education, the School Board recognized 6 CHS students for receiving their diploma by fulfilling all requirements to be certified as a Cartersville High School Graduate: Mitchell Brown, Guadalupe Gonzalez, Mia Hall, Larik Hendrickson, Briley Taylor and Aaron Teague.

Several volunteers were recognized as well – Audrey Andersen for her work with our GateKey and REACH programs, plus her assistance in helping students prepare applications for their post-secondary education. Denise Cosby and Hannah Harwood were recognized for their hard work and assistance with our Backpack Buddy Program. All of these ladies have gone above and beyond and we sincerely appreciate their hard work. They were each presented an engraved clock by Mrs. Linda Benton, President.

During the Business Session, the Board approved several bid recommendations from the Superintendent: acceptance of bid for Workers’ Compensation with Key Risk in the amount of $124,168.00 as recommended by McNeary Consulting Services; Manning Brothers Food Equipment for CPS Freezer Flooring in the amount of $20,830.72, only bid submitted and from Sam Ash Music for band instruments in the amount of $44,548.98, low bid specified.

Under Consent, the following items were approved: Extension of vendors for School Nutrition for the 2017-2018 school year, an overnight/out-of-state trip for CMS & CHS Bands to Disney World in Orlando, FL for April 4-7, 2018, and several surplus items were approved as well.

Under Finance, the Board approved to recommend to the City of Cartersville, the rollback millage rate of 16.192 mills provided there is not significant change to the preliminary digest of $905,697,401.

Under Policy, the Board approved clarification changes to several Board policies:

Policy EE – Food Services Management

Policy GCRD – Overtime Pay

Policy IHE – Promotion, Placement & Retention

Policy JCAB – Interviews and Searches of Students

It was recommended to set on the table for public comment and review revision changes in the following policies:

Policy GAE – Employee Complaints & Grievances

Policy IED – Scheduling for Instruction

Policy IHF(6B)-1 – Graduation Requirements

Also recommended to set on the table for public comment and review new policy:

Policy GBN – Professional Personnel Termination

Under Curriculum, the Board voted to approve the adoption of Science Instructional Textbooks & Materials for CPS, CES, CMS and CHS.

Certified employees approved are as follows:

-Melinda Goken, Teacher Cartersville Elementary School, effective 2017-2018 school year.

-Bobby Howard, Baseball Coach and PE Teacher, Cartersville High School, effective 2017-2018 school year.

Classified employees approved are as follows:

-Steven Schreck, Technology Specialist, effect July 17, 2017.

Mrs. Linda Benton requested the Superintendent amend the agenda indicating she was resigning at the end of the School Board meeting and wanted the Board to accept her recommendation of Tim Chason as her replacement. Prior to taking action on amended Agenda Item VI, Dr. Hinesley read Mrs. Benton’s retirement letter. Following a short discussion, incoming Board President, Kelley Dial, called for a motion to appointment Tim Chason to fill Linda Benton’s unexpired term. Vote was unanimous.

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Cartersville School Board is Monday, August 14, 2017.