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CCBOE approves makeup days, tuition rate

The Cartersville City School Board approved makeup days, school tuition and a few other items at its regular business meeting Monday night.

By a 7-0 vote, board members approved using 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.

“I believe that still leaves us with one day that the state can forgive if something comes up later,” board President Kelley Dial said.

“Without having to go before the state board [of education],” Superintendent Dr. Howard Hinesley added.

Board members unanimously approved Finance Committee Chairman Tim Chason’s recommendation to keep 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.

“The June 30 date is a very firm date with us, so we ask that families who do have out-of-district children in the system to please follow the guidelines there,” Chason said.

“I know we’ve stayed at that rate for a number of years,” Dial said. “I think it is the best deal in town, the best deal in the state.”

The board unanimously approved the school system’s strategic plan that was updated at its retreat last month.

Board members also unanimously approved 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.

“These are all clarifications,” Hinesley said. “There’s been no substance changes.”

Board members honored Gladis Welch, the high school’s nurse, as the Matthew Hill-Michael Dean HEARTS Employee of the Month for February.

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

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