Meeting called to order – Kelley Dial, President
Presentation of the Colors – CHS JROTC students
Pledge of Allegiance
Welcome to Visitors
Moment of Silence was observed for Officer Sarah Barnes
Character Word of the Month: PERSEVERANCE – Pursuing worthy goals with determination and patience while exhibiting diligence when confronted with failure.
The Matthew Hill-Dean HEARTS Employee of the Month for February (Student Services) is
Jennifer Konen, Instructional Technology Specialist at Cartersville Primary School. Jen is a great asset to Cartersville Primary School. She has assumed her role as instructional technology specialist with a passion and enthusiasm that is hard to miss. She offers training sessions from which teachers greatly benefit. Jen also goes above and beyond to support teachers in creating and executing technology rich lessons. She is a team player and her ability to make technology less intimidating is a gift. She is easily approachable and readily available to serve, teach, guide, assist and mentor any teacher that seeks her help. One nominator said, “Our school is better because of her. The teachers feel more confident using the technology that we have, and our students are learning so much more about how to use the technology in ways that benefit and enhance their learning!” Another nominator commented that “Jen is more than a technology specialist. She is a partner in my classroom!
Sam Dellaporta, a senior at Cartersville High School, was recognized for placing first in Digital Photo Editing at the 2020 Northwest Georgia Regional Technology Competition held at Georgia Highlands College on January 24, 2020. He will now represent the region at the Georgia Student Technology Competition (GaSTC), to be held March 14th, at Kennesaw State. His project entitled, On the Road, is part of a photo diary of some of his favorite places to visit and photograph. Sam demonstrated to the judges how he used computer software to edit his original photo to achieve the final composition. Sam was judged not only on the final product, but also on his knowledge and use of the editing software, creativity, and overall purpose of the project. The photo diary is included in his photography portfolio, which Sam plans to use for future photography business opportunities.
Corporal Daniel Veiga Sr. was recognized for outstanding service to the Cartersville City School System. Dan has served Cartersville City Schools as a resource officer for the past eight years with four years of service at Cartersville High School and four years of service at Cartersville Middle School. He has always exhibited a willingness to support the students and staff of CCS in whatever capacity was needed at the time. He never hesitated to provide assistance at other CCS schools and even after school hours. We deeply appreciate his contribution to our school district and his dedication to maintaining a safe, secure school environment. We wish him the absolute best in his future endeavors.
The following was read to honor our school counselors during National School Counseling Week. “They give valuable assistance to students, helping them with their academic goals, social and personal development, and their career development. They provide care to students, teachers and parents on a daily basis”. Our school counselors are:
Carol Apple and Rachel Ennis – CPS
Teresa Lovingood and Lori Rogers – CES
Ashley Jackson and Megan Boudrie – CMS
Stephanie Pate, Chaja Pinkard and Alexis Pritchard – CHS
A resolution regarding senior tax exemption was read by President Dial from the Cartersville City School Board in support of Bruce Thompson’s proposed legislation.
The System Financial and Utility Cost and Usage Reports for December 2019 were presented and approved.
Sole Source Quote:
The Board approved the sole source quote from Game Time, c/o Dominica Recreation Products, Inc., Longwood, Florida, for the purchase of CPS playground shades in the amount of $33,042.34. PTC will be purchasing these shades for two playgrounds through local school money.
CHS Art Room Furniture Purchase
The Board approved the purchase of Art Room Furniture for Cartersville High School
from Ernie Morris Enterprises, Inc., Bushnell, FL in the amount of $14,830.47 to be paid from SPLOST. This purchase is coming from The Interlocal Purchasing System Contract.
CHS Furniture Removal
The Board approved Ernie Morris Enterprises, Inc., Bushnell, FL for the removal of student desks at Cartersville High School in the amount of $9,504.00 to be paid from SPLOST. This comes from The Interlocal Purchasing System Contract.
CMS Furniture Purchase
The Board approved the purchase of furniture for Cartersville Middle School from Ernie Morris Enterprises, Inc., Bushnell, FL in the amount of $311,500.60 to be paid from SPLOST. This purchase is coming from The Interlocal Purchasing System Contract.
CMS Furniture Removal
The Board approved Ernie Morris Enterprises, Inc., Bushnell, FL for the removal of
CMS furniture in the amount of $18,351.00 to be paid from SPLOST. This is coming from The Interlocal Purchasing System Contract.
GEC Large Equipment Bid
The Board approved the bid extension of the following vendors for the remainder of the 2020 calendar year based on the GEC Bid Results.
Citisco Food Service Equipment
Edward Don & Company
Manning Brothers Food Service Equipment Company
Mobile Fixture & Equipment Co. Inc.
Norvell Fixture & Equipment Co. Inc.
CHS Valcom System Bid
The Board approved the Superintendent’s recommendation to award NetPlanner Systems, Inc., as specified, at a cost of $237,668.91 for CHS Valcom PA/Bell/Clock System Refresh. The pricing will be honored per item based on the CMS Valcom PA/Bell/Clock System Refresh RFP #0300-0506-119 award dated June 10, 2019.
CHS Crisis Alert System
The Board approved the Superintendent’s recommendation to reject all received bids on the CHS Crisis Alert System. Due to the recently updated plans on construction at CHS with the option to enclose buildings on the campus, we feel that pushing this project back and re-evaluating our needs at a later date will be a better decision for our school district.
CCTV Equipment Upgrade
The Board approved Priority One Security, Cartersville, GA., for the CCTV equipment upgrades for Cartersville Primary and Elementary schools. Priority One Security has extended the same price structure in accordance with the CMS upgrade dated 12/18/2018 and will honor this price for one calendar year beginning February 5, 2020.
The Board approved the Superintendent’s recommendations for the following:
- Bartow Family Resource Center to use the CMS parking lot/school grounds for the 5K Glow Run on March 28, 2020, from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
- Atlanta Quest, Marietta, Ga., to use the CHS Gym, Band Room and school grounds for Friday, Saturday and Sunday rehearsals for a non-profit Music Ed Program January 10-April 12, 2020.
- Dr. Marc and Mrs. Rebekah Feuerbach to use the CPS Gym for the Mother-Son Dance to support DWTS (Dances with the Stars) on February 22, 2020, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
- Dr. Tharis Word to use the CMS cafeteria and kitchen for Military Retirement of 33 years on December 12, 2020, from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Overnight/Out-of-State Trip Request: CHS FBLA to attend the State FBLA Leadership Conference in Atlanta, GA on March 20-21, 2020.
January 21, 2020 @ 12:30 p.m.
January 29, 2020 @ 12:30 p.m.
January 29, 2020 @ 1:00 p.m.
January 29, 2020 @ 1:30 p.m.
February 6, 2020 @ 2:30 p.m.
The Strategic Plan updated January 2020 was approved.
Ratification: The Board approved to waive board policy DJED-R(1) (bids and quotations) for Croy Engineering, LLC, Cartersville, Georgia, to perform a topographical survey for Cartersville High School in the amount of $22,900.
#1193 -CPS, dated 1/16/2020
#1194 -Maintenance, dated 1/27/2020
#1195 -Academic Office/Saunders, dated 1/27/2020
#1197 -CMS, dated 1/30/2020
#1198 -CPS Media, dated 2/3/2020
#1199 – CPS, dated 2/3/2020
#1200 -CES, dated 2/3/2020
#1201 -CMS, dated 2/3/2020
#1202 -CHS, dated 2/3/2020
#1203 -CMS, dated 2/4/2020
#1204 -CHS, dated 2/6/2020
Policy Committee Recommendations:
Clarification changes in the following policies were approved:
1. GAEB: Clarifies wording in existing policy;
removes ambiguous and duplicated wording
2. GCRD: Clarifies wording
3. JB: Provision for school district to declare excused absence in allowable circumstances
4. JBC: Includes allowable kinship caregiver as allowed in state law; allows non-custodial parent
register a child otherwise eligible to enroll a child in our school system
5. JBCD: provision for placement of students coming from non-traditional educational programs as
6. JDDA: Clarifies wording in existing policy
7. JF: Clarifies wording in existing policy
The following new policy was approved to set on the table for public review and comment:
GAF: Staff-Student Relations: Emphasizes the importance of professional relationships between staff members and students; Requires employees to sign a copy of the provisions of the policy for awareness and documentation.
The following resignations were also approved:
Linda Berger, CES School Nutrition Assistant, effective January 21, 2020.
Mary Norris, Speech Teacher, effective end of 2019-2020 school year.
Elizabeth Hensley, CHS Teacher, retirement, with regret, effective end of 2019-2020 school year.
Gloria Bartlett, Teacher, retirement, with regret, effective end of 2019-2020 school year.
Kelly Forrester, CPS Teacher, retirement, with regret, effective end of 2019-2020 school year.
Debbie Justus, CHS Teacher, retirement, with regret, effective end of 2019-2020 school year.
Mary Ann Little, Instructional Technology Specialist, retirement, with regret, effective end of 2019-2020 school year.
Gary Lovingood, CES Teacher, retirement, with regret, effective end of 2019-2020 school year.
Mara Rohani, CPS Teacher, retirement, with regret, effective end of 2019-2020 school year.
Susan Topham, CES Teacher, retirement, with regret, effective end of 2019-2020 school year.
Kim Turner, CPS Teacher, retirement, with regret, effective end of 2019-2020 school year.
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Cartersville School Board is Monday, March 9, 2020.
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