City schools to appoint committee heads, approve calendar
by Mark Andrews
Jan 11, 2013 | 1329 views | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The City of Cartersville Board of Education on Monday will elect its school board officers for 2013, which will include school board president, vice president and secretary. The positions currently are held by Linda Benton, Kelley Dial and Ken Topham, respectively.

“This is the meeting where we elect school board officers and when we do the appointments to several committees,” Superintendent Howard Hinesley said during Thursday’s work session.

The board president on Monday will appoint members to each committee as well as committee chair. These include building and grounds, curriculum, policy, finance, technology and personnel and extra curricular.

Finance Committee Chairman Kelley Dial reported the system collected $325,267 in Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax during the month of November, down from October’s $356,612, but still above expectations.

In other school news, Hinesley said the system’s 2013-2014 school calendar will be up for review during Monday’s regular business session at 6 p.m. in the central office boardroom, 15 Nelson St., in Cartersville. He explained parents and teachers have voted on and thus far approved one of two calendar options.

“The calendar is similar to the one we’ve had the last couple of years,” Assistant Superintendent Ken Clouse said. “The only adjustment is the fall break.

“It will still be two days for the students, but it will also be two days off for staff. Instead of being the Thursday and Friday before Columbus Day, it will be the Tuesday and Wednesday of Columbus Day.”

He said several parents have expressed wanting the break moved so it will coincide with businesses who close on Columbus Day.

The board on Monday also will vote on a number of annual housekeeping items during the meeting. These items include:

• The board being paid a per diem in lieu of expenses for attending board meetings.

• The adoption and application of travel regulations for local systems adopted by the state.

• A legal liability resolution the board reimburse its members and employees for any deductible portion of a claim made on the legal liability insurance provided by the board.

• The continued appointment of Harry B. White as legal counsel to represent the board in 2013.

• A resolution to approve participation in Northwest Georgia Regional Educational Services Association for the 2013 and 2014 school years and appoint Hinesley as the system’s representative to NWGA RESA’s board of control.

• A resolution to approve board member attendance at Georgia School Boards Association and National School Boards Association conferences and training sessions in 2013 and that board members be authorized to attend said conferences and training sessions as official representatives of the board during 2013.

• A resolution to approve the continued establishment of the Sex Education/AIDS Prevention Education Advisory Committee and membership for 2013 on an as-needed basis.

• A resolution to approve the regular monthly meetings schedule of the board and its committees for 2013.

• The blanked approval for 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 state superintendent.

• Declaring surplus or transfer items.

• Accepting the FY 2012 comprehensive annual finance report as prepared by Mauldin & Jenkins, CPA.