Cartersville City Board of Education met for their regular Board Meeting on January 13, 2020. Ken Paige
was honored for being selected as this month’s HEARTS Employee of the Month. Ken is undoubtedly one of the hardest working employees of the school system. Often giving up weekends, evenings and holidays, he works tirelessly without fanfare or accolades to carry out his duties and to help make Cartersville a great place to learn and to work. He often receives criticism and blame for things beyond his control but does so with the heart of a Hurricane. He is well-deserving to be recognized for his dedication, work ethic and excellence. Ken received a $50.00 gift card to Appalachian Grill and his name was added to our perpetual HEARTS plaque displayed at the Cartersville Board Office. New Frontier of Bartow County, Inc. proudly sponsors this award.
Chloe Satterfield and Evans Toviave, both juniors at CHS, were recognized for their recent accomplishments at the State YMCA of Georgia’s 75th Annual Youth Assembly. The Youth Assembly is a model state legislature run by students who can choose to participate in the Legislative, Lobbyist, Judicial or Media programs. Chloe was elected Youth Governor by her peers for next year’s Youth Assembly and Evans was appointed as Co-Editor of next year’s Media Program. Chloe currently serves as our club president and Evans is in charge of our publicity. We are so proud of these two students and look forward to a great Youth Assembly next year.
School news was presented by the principal of each school.
During the Business Session, the January meeting of the Board of Education is also a time the Board elects its officers. Kelley Dial was re-elected Board President and Travis Popham was re-elected Vice President. Pat Broadnax was re-elected as Board Secretary.
The Board also approved its regular meeting dates for 2020 as follows with one change. The April meeting was moved to the third Monday of the month due to Spring Break.
February 10, 2020
March 9, 2020
April 20, 2020 (third Monday)
May 11, 2020
June 8, 2020
July 13, 2020
August 10, 2020
September 14, 2020
October 8, 2020 (Thursday-combined with Work Session)
November 9, 2020
December 14, 2020
January 11, 2021
Work Sessions are scheduled for 6:00 p.m. the Thursday preceding the regular Board Meeting. The
October Work Session will be combined with the regular Board Meeting on October 8, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.
President Dial kept the committee chairs and members the same to each of the standing committees of the Board. These include:
Finance Tim Chason, Chair 1st Monday of each month-5:00 p.m.
Technology Louise Panter, Chair 3rd Monday of each month-5:00 p.m.
Policy Pat Broadnax, Chair Last Tuesday of each month-5:00 p.m.
Personnel/Extra-Curricular Carolyn Johnson, Chair 3rd Thursday of each month-5:00 p.m.
Curriculum Kathi White, Chair 4th Monday of each month-5:00 p.m.
Building & Grounds Travis Popham, Chair Last Thursday of each month-5:00 p.m.
Legal Travis Popham, Chair 1st Monday of each month-6:00 p.m.
Committee meetings are subject to cancel in any given month.
The Board approved the continued appointment of Harry B. White, Attorney at Law, as legal counsel to
represent the School Board during 2020.
The Board approved a furniture purchase for CHS from Ernie Morris Enterprises, Inc., Bushnell, FL in the amount of $210,404.00 to be paid from SPLOST. This purchase is coming from The Interlocal Purchasing
The Board also approved the Superintendent’s recommendations for the following:
Board Minutes: Approval of December 9, 2019 Board Minutes.
Per Diem: The Superintendent recommends approval of the Cartersville School Board to be paid a per diem, in lieu of expenses, for regular, called, and work session meetings of the Board, and committee meetings as provided by Policy BBBE.
Travel: The Superintendent recommends adoption and application of travel regulations for local school systems adopted by the State Board of
Legal Liability: The Superintendent recommends the City of Cartersville Board of Education, according to O.C.G.A. 20-2-990-994, shall reimburse individual School Board members and/or employees for any deductible portion of a claim made on the legal liability insurance provided by the Board.
Legal Counsel: The Superintendent recommends the continued appointment of Mr. Harry B. White, Attorney at Law, Cartersville, GA, as legal counsel to represent the School Board during 2020.
RESA: Superintendent recommends the City of Cartersville Board of Education approve the membership of the school system in the Northwest Georgia Regional Educational Services Association (RESA) for school year 2020-2021 and the Superintendent be appointed as the local school system representative to the NW GA RESA Board of Control for the 2020-2021 school year.
GSBA/NSBA: The Superintendent recommends that Board of Education members be authorized to attend GSBA (Georgia School Boards Association) and NSBA (National School Boards Association) conferences and training sessions as official representatives of the Board during 2020, (Policy BBBE).
Sex Education/AIDS Prevention: The Superintendent recommends continued establishment of the Sex Education/AIDS Prevention Education
Advisory Committee (Cartersville School Board Policy IDBA) and membership on an as needed basis for 2020.
GHSA Sanctioned Overnight/Out-of-State Trips: The Superintendent recommends The City of
Cartersville Board of Education authorize blanket approval of school system students and personnel to
attend and participate in overnight and out-of-state events first approved by the school’s Principal and
sanctioned by the Georgia High School Association or Superintendent including athletic camps and events,
i.e. football, basketball, band and cheerleading. Strong consideration should be given to not miss school
unless the distance to be traveled requires an overnight stay.
Athletic Blanket: The Superintendent recommends authorizing the CHS Athletic Director to select the
lowest and best bid from the Athletic Equipment/Cloth bids received by the required date and time. For any other items needed for all sports where a bid was not received, a written quote will be obtained by the Athletic Director from only the companies that submitted bids and were awarded bids by the required date and time with Local Companies (Bartow County) given priority. If items are not available from these companies awarded bids, the Athletic Director is authorized to find the best and lowest quote from any other reputable companies.
Ratification: The Board approved the firm of King & Spalding LLP, Atlanta, Georgia, to serve as counsel to the Cartersville School System in connection with the renewal of its Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) not to exceed $20,000.
Overnight/Out of State Trip(s):
The Board approved the following:
-CHS Y-Club to attend the Georgia United Nations Assembly in Atlanta, Georgia on March 1-3, 2020.
-CHS Cahisco to attend the JEA Spring National Student Journalism Convention in Nashville, TN on April 16-18, 2020.
The Board approved a rental request for Crosspoint City Church to use the CES school grounds/parking lot for overflow parking at church services beginning January 5, 2020-June 28, 2020, in the amount of $25 per Sunday totaling $675.00.
The Board approved declaring as surplus or transfer, the item(s) listed in the following
#1188 -C/O, dated 1/6/20
#1189 -CPS, dated 1/6/20
#1190 -CMS, dated 1/6/20
#1191 -CHS, dated 1/6/20
#1192 -CHS, dated 1/9/20
The Board approved the Finance Committee recommendation of the Budget Preparation and Millage
Setting Calendar for FY 2021.
The Board voted to rescind the 12/9/19 acceptance of the resignation of Kim Nelson, CHS Clerk.
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Cartersville School Board is Monday, February 10, 2020.