The Cartersville City School Board gave the green light for some new band instruments at two schools and recognized a staff member and an alumnus during its first meeting of the 2020-21 academic year.
During Monday night’s regular meeting, board members approved 6-0, with member-at-large Tim Chason absent, awarding the bids for musical instruments for the middle and high schools to low bidders Taylor Music Inc. for $8,259.94, Alamo Music for $14,588.22 and National Educational Music Co. for $271.84.
The total purchase amount of $23,120 will be paid from Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax funds.
The board also unanimously approved rental requests from Bartow Family Resources to use the primary and elementary school parking lots for parking for the Night of Life annual event Oct. 6 from 4 to 9 p.m. in Deerfield Park and from the Cartersville Service League to use the middle school parking lot for a nonprofit fundraiser Oct. 16 and 17 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Middle school custodian Marvin Jackson was honored as the Matthew Hill-Michael Dean HEARTS Employee of the Month for September.
Jackson received a $50 gift card to Appalachian Grill from New Frontier of Bartow County Inc. and had his name added to a perpetual plaque displayed in the school board office.
Board members also recognized 2020 graduate Andrew Lanham for being the first teaching as a profession pathway completer at the high school.
The Georgia Highlands College freshman education major served as an intern in an eighth-grade social studies class last year and received college credit as a result of completing the three-course program.