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Light agenda on tap for Cartersville School Board

The Cartersville City School Board will have only a few items, including makeup days and school tuition, on the agenda for its February meeting Monday night.

At the work session Thursday night, Superintendent Dr. Howard Hinesley recommended approving Feb. 19 and 20 as student makeup days for the days missed on Jan. 8 and 17 due to inclement weather.

These dates were designated as inclement-weather days in the 2017-18 school calendar.

“You have flexibility without going to the [Georgia] Department of Education to forgive four days,” Hinesley said. “A couple of these were governor emergency days, but they count toward your four. We went three because we don’t know what’s going to happen. But we could ask for forgiveness if we have another day. We have one more. We’ve asked forgiveness for three.”

Hinesley also recommended keeping the fiscal year 2019 tuition rate at the current rate of $200 per family for existing out-of-district students if paid by June 30. After that date, the rate is $300 per child.

“We do not budge off that date,” he said. “If they don’t do it by June 30, it doesn’t matter what the reason is because we will send out a letter to remind people.”

The superintendent recommended approving the school system’s strategic plan that was updated at the board’s retreat last month.

Hinesley recommended approving 13 clarification changes in policies regarding the school day, goals and objectives of the board of education, elections and officers of the board, duties of board members, board member training, board member compensation and expenses, board committees, board/superintendent relations, board meetings, school law tribunals and appeals, board policies, superintendent of schools and administrative personnel.

Board members will recognize Gladis Welch, the nurse at the high school, as the Matthew Hill-Michael Dean HEARTS Employee of the Month for February.

Welch will receive a $50 gift card to Appalachian Grill from New Frontier of Bartow County Inc. and will have her name added to the perpetual plaque displayed at the school board office.

The business meeting will be Monday at 6 p.m. at the central office at 15 Nelson St.

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