The Bulloch County Board of Education will host its scheduled regular session on Thursday, December 9, at 6:30 p.m., in the boardroom of the school district’s Central Office, located at 150 Williams Road in Statesboro. The meeting is open to the public, but may be viewed live online at www.bullochschools.org/boardlive.
The Board is scheduled to vote on a proposed resolution which would begin a multiple-step process with the state to make changes to the boundaries for the eight districts that determine the seats.
Guests should enter the building’s main entrance (A) at the front of the building. The meeting space is open to the public.
Regular session meetings include a time on the agenda for public participation. Guests who wish to speak should arrive prior to 6:30 p.m. to sign in on the provided sheet at the podium.
The community can also send public comments to the Board of Education at any time. This can be done either to Board members’ individual email addresses, to the Board’s group email, or to the Board’s attention via Superintendent of Schools Charles Wilson at 912.212.8500 or to the superintendent’s email.
Key topics for the meeting include the following: (1) an update on the district’s use of the Engage2Learn program for coaching and developing educators; (2) a vote on a proposed resolution to establish updated school Board voting district boundaries developed by the State Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment Office due to changes in population data from the 2020 Census; and (3) a vote to place on the table for review two new policies: GARHB – Paid Parental Leave and GBIA – Teacher Evaluation Appeals.
The full agenda and board packer are attached below and are available online. For your convenience any audio visual presentations will be uploaded to the website prior to the meeting and displayed within the livestream for your reference.
Watch meetings live via livestream on our website or Facebook page or later via the archived video on our website. For all news media inquiries, contact the school district’s Public Relations Department for assistance by email or call 912.212.8512 or 912.536.2827. If you experience technical difficulties during the meeting email for help or text 912.536.2827.
Boundaries for the eight districts that determine seats on the Bulloch County Board of Education will change based on population data from the 2020 Census. At its December 9 regular session, the Board is scheduled to vote on a proposed resolution which would begin a multiple-step process with the state to make the changes.
The new draft maps, prepared with assistance from Georgia’s Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment Office, and resolution are posted on the school district’s website for review, along with maps of the current districts. The Board will remain at eight seats with one person elected from each district. The population data does not show the need to add or remove seats.
The adjustments are necessary to keep the Board of Education and school district in compliance with the Equal Protection Clause of the United States Constitution and the Constitution of the State of Georgia, and to ensure Board districts are legitimate prior to the 2022 elections.
If the resolution is passed by a majority vote of the Board, the next step will be for Superintendent of Schools Charles Wilson to work with Bulloch County’s legislative delegation (Senator Billy R. Hickman and Representatives Jan Tankersley, Butch Parrish and Jon Burns), on the Board’s behalf, to have the Office of Legislative Council draft legislation that sets the new board districts to be approved and to script a notice to be distributed to the public prior to January 10.
The final step will be for the state legislature to take action to approve the legislation to be put forth by Bulloch County’s legislative delegation during the first week of the legislative session pursuant to the Official Code of Georgia § 28-1-14.
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