Cartersville board to recognize cafeteria staff, nurses

By DONNA HARRIS
Posted 5/9/20

The Cartersville City School Board has a number of items to consider and some employees to recognize during its virtual meeting Monday night. At their final meeting of the school year, board …

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Cartersville board to recognize cafeteria staff, nurses

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The Cartersville City School Board has a number of items to consider and some employees to recognize during its virtual meeting Monday night. 
 
At their final meeting of the school year, board members will observe National School Lunch Hero Day, which is celebrated in May each year, by honoring the system’s cafeteria staff. 
 
The cafeteria workers, along with the system’s transportation department, continued to fulfill their mission of feeding hundreds of students on a daily basis by going above and beyond to prepare and deliver lunches to the district’s students during the pandemic crisis that forced the schools to close early for the 2019-20 school year.
 
Heading up the nutrition programs at the four schools are Manager Renee O'Harran and Assistant Manager Stacie Cornwell at the primary school, Manager Marilyn Dabbs and Assistant Manager Carla Zimmerman at the elementary school, Manager Chris Waits and Assistant Manager Carolyn Huston at the middle school and Manager Tiffany Tallent and Assistant Manager Misty Watkins at the high school.
 
The board also will mark School Nurses Day, which was Wednesday, by recognizing the system’s four nurses for the quality health services they provide to the students and staff: Carilyn Hawkins at the primary school,  Jessica Harrell at the elementary school, Cindy Smith at the middle school and Gladis Welch at the high school.  
 
Superintendent Dr. Marc Feuerbach will recommend approving the MAP Growth Student Assessment System from NWEA in Portland, Oregon, at a cost of $46,712.50.
 
Feuerbach also will recommend hiring Georgia Specialty Equipment in Fayetteville to remove and dispose of the gymnasium bleachers at the middle school at a cost of $9,250 and to provide and install new gym bleachers at a cost of $103,259.30.
 
Both purchases will be paid from Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax funds.
 
The superintendent also will recommend approving a rental request from Bless Coalition/Bartow Give a Kid a Chance Organization to use the Storm Center at the high school for an outreach event that will provide school supplies, haircuts, health screenings, etc. July 24-25 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
 
Feuerbach also will recommend approving:
 
— A resolution to renew the current local facilities plan as required by the Georgia Department of Education to be completed by March 15, 2021.
 
— SmartWAVE Technologies in Alpharetta – the system’s current wireless vendor – for extending wiring in the elementary school parking lot and the high school front circle and stadium in the amount of $10,445. The purchase comes from the state contract. 
 
— EDCO in Kennesaw for installing 13 recordex panels at the elementary school at a cost of $52,583.69 and seven recordex panels at the high school at a cost of $28,168.62.