CHATTOOGA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD MEETING WORK SESSION AGENDA
APRIL 18, 2019 @ 6:00 PM
Chattooga County Board
Office of the Superintendent
Agenda for Board Meeting
Pledge of Allegiance
Adoption of Superintendent’s Recommended Agenda for April 18, 2019 School Board Work Session Meeting.
Review Minutes of Previous Meeting
– March 14, 2019 Work Session
– March 21, 2019 Regular Session
– March 28, 2019 Called Meeting
A. Resolutions/Recognitions (non-action items)
1. At the March 21st Regular Session, we recognized the Young Georgia Author
Winners. We have since been notified that we have 2 students who placed at the
Region level. Ben Swords, a 6th grade student at Menlo School, was chosen as the
Region RESA second place winner. Chaley Harris, who is a sophomore at Chattooga
High School, was chosen as the Region RESA Young Georgia Author 10th grade
Winner. Her piece has been sent to the state level competition to be judged.
2. Congratulations to Jorja Cooper, who was selected as a state FFA Convention
Ambassador for the Georgia FFA Foundation. Jorja, who is a senior at Chattooga
High School, is the FFA Chapter President this year. Her role will be escorting and
promoting FFA to school administrators and foundation sponsors while at the State
FFA Convention this April. This is truly a time for her to shine and show
people from around our state what FFA is about and portray the kind of high
quality students involved in our program.
3. Middle grades and high school students from the district were recently invited to
compete at the state Future Problem Solving Bowl which was held at the University
of Georgia in Athens. They competed very well and placed in several categories.
-1st Place in Action Plan from Lyerly Middle School: John Patterson, Chloe Brown, Bailey Thomas, and Izzy Wooten.
-3rd Place in Action Plan from Lyerly Middle School: Colton Hankins, Kaylin
Bishop, Addyson Daniel, Libby Veatch, and Sophie Webb.
-1st Place in Skit Presentation from Menlo Middle School: Chloe Bass, Faith Yoder, Ansley Long, Savannah Greene, Joslyn Maddux, Rosie Elrod, and Sarah Young
-3rd Overall from Menlo Middle School: Savannah Greene, Joslynn Maddux, Rosie Elrod, and Sarah Young
-In Individual competition:
3rd Place in Middle Grade Division from Menlo Middle School: Pippa Key
-2nd Place in the Senior Division from Chattooga High School: Sarah Beth Hampton
– Sarah Beth Hampton, 10th grade, and Pippa Key, 7th grade, both qualified to
compete at the International Conference this summer. This is Sarah Beth’s second
year achieving at this level. They will be randomly assigned to work with a team of
individuals from around the world.
Congratulations to all of these critical thinkers!
4. March 15-17, 2019 over 1,700 middle and high school students in Family and
Consumer Sciences attended the Georgia FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community
Leaders of America) State Leadership Conference at The Sheraton in Atlanta. Six of
these competitors came from our very own Chattooga High school. These Students
were able to discover their leadership potential by attending general sessions,
workshops, and competing in different Competitive Events. Students who advance to
nationals this year will travel to Anaheim, California to compete for a national title.
Chattooga High School is proud to recognize the following students for their
advancement in their STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) events.
Blake Bonnano competed in Entrepreneurship senior category, and the name of his
project is ‘Must be Bonnano’s’. His project focus was on creating and planning a
business, while also coming up with concepts and forming a budget for his business.
Blake placed 1st in the region, and 2nd in the state, receiving gold. He will be advancing
to national leadership conference in California in June.
Savannah Turner competed in Interpersonal Communications senior category, and the
name of her project is ‘Twin Talk’. Her project focused on strengthening the bond
between her and her twin brother by using communication skills. Savannah placed
1st in the region and 2nd in the state, receiving gold. She will be advancing to national
leadership conference in California in June.
Karsen Gilliam competed in Advocacy senior category and the name of her project is
‘Less is More’. Her project focused on the positive effects of the four-day school week,
and she served her community and peers as a student advocate. Karsen placed 1st in the
region and 1st in the state, receiving gold. She will be advancing to national leadership
conference in California in June.
Tymeria Bond competed in National Programs in Action senior category and the name
of her project is ‘The Warmth of Service’. Her project focused on providing the
homeless shelter in the community with blankets that she made by hand with donated
material. Tymeria placed 1st in the region and 4th in the state, receiving gold.
Caity Daniel competed in Job Interview senior category and the name of her project is
‘Feeding the Hunger of an Artist’. Her project focused on using her communication
skills in order to participate in an interview and complete a portfolio for
employment. She placed 1st in the region and 4th in the state, receiving gold.
Andrea Ragland competed in Career Investigation senior category and the name of her
project is ‘Enhance your Mind with Interior Design’. Her project focused on
researching and planning a career in interior design. Andrea placed 1st in the region
and 8th in the state, receiving silver.
Blake, Savannah and Karsen will be advancing to National leadership conference in
Anaheim, California. They will be flying out of Atlanta on June 27th and returning July
5th. During this time period, they will be competing on a National level, going to
leadership trainings, and meeting people from all over the nation. Along with this, they
will be attending Disneyland, doing a 5k run, visiting Knott’s Berry Farm, going on a
Los Angeles city tour, enjoying a day at Long Beach, meeting new people at a 4th of
July celebration, and experiencing many more once in a lifetime opportunities.
Advisor, Kayla Hartline stated, “These students are truly the face of the future. They
competed in activities that showcased not only their knowledge, but their leadership
skills, Congratulations to the students for their hard work and preparation.”
B. School Board Members
1. Brad Hayes- Update on tennis courts
2. Brad Hayes- Public Participation
3. Sam Ballard- Update on awnings at Chattooga High School shop
4. Board consideration of Board Chairman, John Agnew’s recommendation to change the
dates for both the May Work Session and the May Regular Session Board Meetings.
5. Resignation of Board Member, John Turner
C. School Board Policies
1. Board Consideration of Board Chairman, John Agnew’s recommendation to revise
the Board Policy, “Public Participation in Board Meetings,” Descriptor Code: BCBI
D. Financial Management
1. Board consideration of Superintendent’s recommendation to approve the Financial
Statement for February 28, 2019.
E. Educational Programs, Student Support and Staff Development
1. Board consideration of Superintendent’s recommendation for the approval of the
proposed 2019-2020 school calendar.
F. Support Services/Facilities and Construction Management/Planning: NONE
1. Board consideration of Superintendent’s recommendation to approve the following
Personnel changes and contract renewal:
-Misty Gann; Teacher at Lyerly Elementary School; Personal reasons; Effective
-Donna Martin; Teacher at Chattooga High School; Personal reasons; Effective
-Josie Thrasher; Teacher at Menlo Elementary School; Personal reasons; Effective
-Duane Conley; Teacher at Leroy Massey Elementary School; Replacing Zachary
White; Beginning 07/01/19
-Angelica Delzer; English/Language Arts Teacher at Summerville Middle School;
Replacing June Barnes;
-Tracy Johnson; Reading Teacher at Summerville Middle School; Replacing Suzanne
Bailey (transferring to a different position within same location); Effective 07/01/19
-Lacie Lea; Teacher at Leroy Massey Elementary School; Replacing Tiffany World;
-George Wesley Maddux; Special Education Teacher at Summerville Middle School;
Replacing David Whitfield (transferred to Chattooga High School); Beginning
-Emily Potter; Agriculture Teacher at Summerville Middle School; Replacing Lauren
Jarrett (transferring to Chattooga High School); Beginning 07/01/19
-Martha Templeton; School-based Academic Coach at Leroy Massey Elementary
School; Replacing Leann Lowry (transferred to Assistant Principal); Beginning
-Jeremy Bowman; From Summerville Middle School to Special Education Teacher at
Lyerly Elementary School; Replacing Misty Gann; Beginning FY 2020
-Janine Pendergrass; From Teacher at Leroy Massey Elementary School to Assistant
Principal at Leroy Massey Elementary School; Replacing Jennifer Reese; Beginning
-Kathy Hunter; School Food Service Manager at Lyerly Elementary School;
Retirement; Effective 05/31/19
-Virginia Wade; School Food Service Worker at Lyerly Elementary School;
-Shanda Johnson; Substitute School Food Service Worker; Effective 04/19/19
-Michael Floyd; Substitute Bus Driver; Effective 04/19/19
H. Superintendent of School
Board consideration of Superintendent’s recommendation for approval of Outline of Board Activities for the 2018-2019 school year.
-Superintendent’s “For Information Only” Items