Press Release:

The Cartersville School Board of Education met in regular session on Monday, September 9, 2019.

The Presentation of the Colors and Pledge of Allegiance was presented by CHS JROTC students.

The Character Word for the Month is Responsibility: Being accountable for what we say and do.   

Having a sense of duty to fulfill tasks with reliability, punctuality, dependability, and commitment. 

                                                                  Stellar Performers

The Matthew Hill-Michael Dean HEARTS Employee of the Month for September (Service) is Ms. Billie Williamson, the lead custodian at Cartersville Primary School.  Billie Williamson’s positive attitude, her smiling face and her high expectations for cleanliness are huge assets to Cartersville Primary School. She goes above and beyond her job description to ensure students have a clean, safe learning environment. She makes herself available and does whatever it takes to satisfy the needs of others, even if it causes more work for her. Ms. Billie’s heart is in it every day! 

New Frontier of Bartow County, Inc. proudly sponsors the Hill-Dean HEARTS Employee of   

the Month Award and Billie will receive a $50.00 gift certificate to Appalachian Grill, along with her name

being added to a perpetual plaque displayed at the Cartersville Board Office.


A resolution was signed and presented to Melinda Lemmon for her outstanding service to the community and state.

“School News” was presented by the principals of each school.

Under Business:

The System Financial and Utility Cost and Usage reports for July, 2019 were presented and approved.

Under Consent:

The Board approved the following items:


-A surplused 72 passenger bus donated to the First Presbyterian Hands of Christ After School Program.

-20 computers donated to the Summer Hill After School Program currently being surplused.

Rental Requests:

-Greater New Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church to use the Cartersville Middle School grounds and parking lot for the 5K Run for the Son Race on September 14, 2019 from 7:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

-Tranquility House Domestic Violence Center to use the Cartersville Middle School grounds and parking lot for the Jingle Jog 5K and Fun Run on Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

-The Spanish Enrichment Program through OLA Language School, LLC to use two (2) classrooms 

at Cartersville Elementary School, September 10, 2019 through April 22, 2020.

Rental Request Modification: 

-The date for the rental request from the Cartersville Woman’s Club, previously approved for October 19, 2019, was changed to November 2, 2019 due to conflicts.  All other parts of the original plan will remain the same as in the previous request as submitted.

Overnight/Out-of-State Trip: 

-CHS FBLA to attend the Fall Leadership Conference in Athens, Georgia on November 13 and 14, 2019.

Several surplus items were also approved.

Under Personnel:

The following Classified Personnel recommendations were approved:

Jennifer Johnson, CPS School Nutrition Assistant, effective September 10, 2019.

-Eleshia Gani, CHS School Nutrition Assistant, effective September 10, 2019.

The next meeting will be a combined Work Session/Board Meeting on October 10, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. due to Fall Break.