Cartersville BOE sees significant increase in SPLOST
by Cheree Dye
May 09, 2014 | 1201 views | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dr. Howard Hinesley, superintendent of Cartersville City Schools, made recommendations for the board of education’s consideration at the work session on Thursday night.

One of the suggestions is the inclusion of established makeup days in case of severe weather on the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 school calendars.

“This will remove the need for any discussion in the future about when the days will be made up or even the need for school on Saturday, as we saw this past winter,” Hinesley said.

Next on the list was changing the name of the street on the Cartersville High School campus located between Nelson Street and McEver Street. In an effort to recognize two former school board members, Matthew Hill and Michael Dean, the new street name will be Hill-Dean Way, if approved.

The tentative budget for fiscal year 2015 is also suggested for approval. The $34,666,000 budget is subject to modification following the release of the tax digest in the summer. The city saw an $86,000 boost in the March collection of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax from the same time last year.

Changes in the way the grade point average is determined at CHS also are on the ticket for the board’s validation. The current system uses a numerical average but the superintendent recommends using a quality point system. This would be more in line with the practices of most colleges and universities.

All the recommendations will be voted on by the board at the upcoming May 12 meeting.