The Cartersville City Schools Board of Education met on Monday, March 8, 2021, for their regular session.
The Board recognized Mr. Gordon Dufrene as our March Hill-Dean HEARTS Award winner in the Transportation category. Mr. G, as the students call him, creates a true family atmosphere on his bus. He takes the time to write notes and to bring small gifts showing the students that he truly cares. One of his nominators said, “Driving a school bus is not an easy job, but Mr. G makes it seem like a joy!”
New Frontier of Bartow County, Inc. proudly sponsors this award.
This week is National School Social Worker Week. Our school social workers do an incredible job in this role to provide direct and indirect services to students, families and school personnel. They develop the system’s ability to meet its academic mission, especially where home, school and community teamwork is the key to accomplishing student success. We are very fortunate to have them in our school system. Thank you, Maria Davis and Paula Womack!
School news presented by principals.
During the Business Session, the Board approved the System Financial and Utility Cost and Usage Reports for January 2021.
The District by Design™ 2021-2022 Agreement between The Flippen Group, L.L.C., College Station, Texas and Cartersville City Schools. This agreement provides training sessions, follow-up support with on-site visits in the fall of 2021 and spring of 2022 and ongoing support to staff who complete Capturing Kid’s Hearts 1 for a total package cost of $68,000.
A recommendation to extend the contract with Service Solutions for one year with option to renew an additional four consecutive one-year terms (each a “renewal term”) under the Educational and Institutional Cooperation Service (E&I) relationship.
A network fiber bid was approved from City of Cartersville FiberCom for a Wide Area Network (WAN) at a 5-year cost of 243,840.00, low bid as specified.
Under Consent, the Board approved several surplus items along with the following:
Crosspoint City Church to use the CES parking lot for staff and volunteer teams on Easter Weekend April 1-4, 2021, Thursday and
Saturday evening and Sunday morning.
Crosspoint City Church to use the CES parking lot for staff and volunteer teams weekly on Sunday’s 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Weekly start
Policy Committee recommendation:
The Board approved changes in the following policies/regulations which have been sitting on the table for public review/comment:
-JCAC – Sexual Harassment
-IHF(6B) – Graduation Requirements
Finance Committee recommendation:
The Board approved the stadium lighting proposal from Musco Lighting for $275,000 to be paid from Splost. Musco Lighting is a Sole Source vendor.
The following personnel recommendations were approved:
Reggie Perkins, CHS Teacher, effective end of 2020-21 school year
Lisa Flournoy, CPS Teacher, effective end of 2020-21 school year
Debra Malone, CMS Assistant Principal, retirement, with regret, effective and of 2020-21 school year
Danielle Jones, CPS Teacher, effective end of 2020-21 school year
James Jones, CHS Teacher, effective end of 2020-21 school year
Carilyn Hawkins, CPS School Nurse, retirement, with regret, effective May 31, 2021
Karen Carp, CHS Attendance Clerk, retirement, with regret, effective May 31, 2021
Linda Kirkland, CES Teacher, retirement, with regret, effective end of 2020-21 school year
Carol Apple, CPS Counselor, retirement, with regret, effective May 31, 2021
Bryce Gober, Supply Teacher, CHS, effective March 9, 2021
Tara Ware, CMS Teacher, effective 2021-22 school year
Janneakea K. Ball, Teacher, CPS, effective 2021-22 school year
Meredith G. Knox, Teacher, CPS, effective 2021-22 school year
Lauren Gladdin, Teacher, CPS, effective 2021-22 school year
Dawson R. Mitchell, Teacher, CPS effective 2021-22 school year
Kensey F. Tate, Teacher, CHS, effective 2021-22 school year
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Cartersville School Board will be Monday, April 19, 2021 at 6:00 p.m., at the Board of Education Office, 15 Nelson Street.