CHATTOOGA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD MEETING WORK SESSION AGENDA
MARCH 19, 2020 @ 6:00 PM
Chattooga County Board
Office of the Superintendent
Agenda for Board Meeting
• Pledge of Allegiance
• Adoption of Superintendent’s Recommended Agenda for March 19, 2020 School
Board Work Session Meeting.
• Review Minutes of Previous Meetings
– February 20, 2020 Work Session Meeting
– February 20, 2020 Regular Session Meeting
1. (non-action item) Congratulations to the following District-level Young Georgia
-Kindergarten: Gwen Shirley- Menlo Elementary School
st Grade: Hayden Bryson- Leroy Massey Elementary School
nd Grade: Paisleigh Webb- Menlo Elementary School
rd Grade: Madison Hatcher- Leroy Massey Elementary School
th Grade: Eme McCary- Leroy Massey Elementary
th Grade: Henry Pickle- Leroy Massey Elementary
th Grade: Kendal Zuniga- Lyerly Elementary School
th Grade: Caden Ballard- Summerville Middle School
th Grade: Kloe Wear- Lyerly Elementary School
th Grade: Rylee Wells- Chattooga High School
-10th Grade: Maddison Rosser- Chattooga High School
-11th Grade: Gracelyn Veitch- Chattooga High School
-12th Grade: Kylie Roulane- Chattooga High School
These students’ pieces are now being judged for the Region competition.
2. (non-action item) The Chattooga High School Wrestling Team, coached by Brian
Beasley, has won two Area Championships and two team State Championships. At
the State Duals on January 18th the team defeated 5-time defending state champs,
Social Circle. On February 15th the team also won the Traditional Team State
Championship. The following 10 wrestlers qualified for the State Traditional
Tournamant: Kha’nija Avery, the first ever female qualifier from Chattooga, along
with Griffin Jarrett, Wes Conley, Jason Malone, Mason Sterner, Rowan Burdick,
Jakoby Cottrell, Ty Veatch, Alex Mears and Luis Medina.
Jason Malone placed 5th, Rowan Burdick placed 4th, Jakoby Cottrell and Ty Veatch
both placed 2nd. Mason Sterner won his first state title. Alex Mears and Luis Medina
won their second state titles. Wes Conley won his third state title (2 with Armuchee)
and Griffin Jarrett won his fourth state title, becoming Chattooga’s first ever 4-time
champion! Congratulations to each of these hard-working athletes and their coaching
staff, on a history-making season!
3. (non-action item) This year’s Chattooga High School Boys’ Basketball team,
coached by Jared Groce, finished this season with a record of 24-7. They were the
regular season Region champions for 7-AA. This season saw them qualify for the
State tournament for the 5th straight year. The team defeated Temple and
Thomasville to reach the Elite 8 round for the second time in the last four years and
only the third time in school history. The Indians then defeated Banks County to
reach the Final Four for the first time in school history. The Indians’ run ended
against Therell, who was last year’s state champion and this year’s runner-up. We are
extremely proud of these young men and the entire coaching staff. Congratulations on
a phenomenal season!
4. (non-action item) This year’s Chattooga High School Girls’ Basketball team, coached
by Alvah Beasley, finished this season with a record of 21-7. They were the regular
season Region champions for 7-AA. This season saw them qualify for the State
Tournament for the second straight year. The team defeated Temple in the first round
of the playoffs and reached the Sweet Sixteen for the second straight year. The Lady
Indian’s season came to an end at Early County against last year’s state runner-up
team and this year’s Final Four team. The Lady Indians have improved in four
seasons, fighting their way from last place in the Region to number one in the regular
season. We are very proud of these young ladies and the coaching staff.
Congratulations on a winning season!
5. (non-action item) Chattooga High School had several CTAE students compete in the
State competition for Skills USA last week in Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress
Under the instruction of Mr. Benji Price, Ty Veatch advanced from Region
competition to State competition in the area of Carpentry. The following group of
students used their electrical, carpentry, plumbing, and masonry skills to also advance
from Region to State, in the area called Teamworks: Brittonie Cordle, Brody Mobbs,
Caden Smith, Landon Stephens and Jared Trammell.
Under the instruction of Mr. Jeff Owings, the Welding Fabrication Team, consisting
of William Elrod, Gavin Jarrett, Bayln Stephens, and Rett Rosson advanced from
Region competition to State competition as well. In the area of Individual Welding,
Sage Owings also advanced from Region to State competition.
Under the instruction of Chief Robert Robinson, the following students competed in a
variety of Law Enforcement competitions:
For High Risk Traffic Stop: Gracie Martin, Maddison Rosser, and Preston Wakefield
For Crime Scene Processing: Adam Dawson, Katie Hollingsworth and Chloe Poulos
For Law Enforcement: Douglas Brumit
For Mock Trial: Sarah Hampton and Timothy Hartline
Under the instruction of Mary Beth Housch, Darien Aguilar, William Morris, Patrick
Ragan and Stephen Peppers also competed at the State competition by submitting a
Business and Industry video. Congratulation to all these CTAE students!
6. (non-action item) Chattooga High School HOSA (Health Occupations Students of
America), instructed by Misty McQuese, had 2 State winners at the HOSA State
Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia:
-Addie Bridges placed 1st in Veterinary Science. Addie took a State Qualification test
in January, making top 40 in the state. At the State Competition on March 5th, she
took another test and qualified for the second round on Friday, which is skills-based
testing. She placed first in the state on Saturday.
-Chloe Poulos placed 2nd in Researched Persuasive Writing and Speaking. Chloe wrote
an essay on the topic “Big Pharmaceuticals, Creating More Clients or Cures?” She
submitted her written essay in February and performed her speech in front of a panel
of judges at the State Leadership Conference on March 6th. She placed 2nd out of 50
Both of these young ladies will represent Georgia at the HOSA International
Leadership Conference in Houston, Texas in June! Congratulations!
7. (non-action item) Georgia School Board Appreciation
B. School Board Members: NONE
C. School Board Policies: NONE
D. Financial Management
1. Board consideration of Superintendent’s recommendation to approve the Financial
Statement for February 29, 2020.
E. Educational Programs, Student Support and Staff Development: NONE
F. Support Services/Facilities and Construction Management/Planning
1. Board consideration of Superintendent’s recommendation to approve the 2020
Summer Meal Program.
1. Board consideration of Superintendent’s recommendation to approve Certified
Faculty for FY 2020-21
-Emily Mobbs- Chattooga High School
-Stephen ‘Barry’ Peppers- Crossroads Academy
-Martha Templeton- Summerville Middle School (transferred from Leroy Massey
Elementary School Academic Coach)
-Margaret (Peggy) Hicks- Leroy Massey Elementary School
-Paula Buice- Menlo Elementary School
-Charles Cooper- Lyerly Elementary School
-Nancy Edwards- CTAE Director and Assistant Principal at Chattooga High School
-Jeremy Heathcock- Chattooga High School
-Brian Beasley- Chattooga High School
-Leann Lowry- Leroy Massey Elementary School
-Angela ‘Janine’ Pendergrass- Leroy Massey Elementary School
-Jennifer Reese- System
-Rachel Groce- Summerville Middle School
-Megan Ray- Leroy Massey Elementary School (transferred from Summerville
2. Board consideration of Superintendent’s recommendation for the approval of
Certified Faculty for FY 2020-21 (See attached)
3. Board consideration of Superintendent’s recommendation for approval of the
following Personnel changes:
-Jill Coburn; Teacher at Lyerly Elementary School; Personal Reasons; Effective
-Brandi James; Teacher at Leroy Massey Elementary School; Personal Reasons;
-Thomas Lewis; Teacher at Chattooga High School; Personal Reasons; Effective
-Sarah Elizabeth (Liza) Morgan; Teacher at Chattooga High School; Personal
Reasons; Effective 06/03/2020.
-Timothy ‘Boone’ Wheeler; Teacher at Chattooga High School; Personal Reasons;
-Kayla Anglin; Elementary Teacher at Lyerly Elementary School; Replacing Karen
Tribble; Beginning FY 2021.
-Timothy Crosby; Middle Grades Math Teacher at Lyerly Elementary School;
Replacing Rhonda Bannister; Beginning FY 2021.
-Jason Paseur; 9-12 History Teacher at Chattooga High School; Replacing Timothy
‘Boone’ Wheeler; Beginning FY 2021.
-Julia Scruggs; Middle Grades English/Language Arts Teacher at Lyerly Elementary
School; Replacing Jill Coburn; Beginning FY 2021.
-Kelsey Espy; Special Education Teacher at Summerville Middle School; Replacing
Melissa Colbert and Peggy Warner; Beginning FY 2021.
-John ‘Lawrence’ Broome; Maintenance Technician; Retirement; Effective
-Margaret Fulmer; School Food Service Assistant Manager at Lyerly Elementary
School; Personal Reasons; Effective 02/28/2020.
-Phyllis Oliver; School Nutrition Director; Central Office; Retirement; Effective
-Sara ‘Alexis’ Wheeler; Secretary/Registrar at Chattooga High School; Personal
Reasons; Effective 03/27/2020.
-Crystal Spain; Secretary/Registrar at Chattooga High School; Replacing Sara
‘Alexis’ Wheeler; Beginning 03/16/2020.
-Ashley Thomas; School Food Service Worker at Lyerly Elementary School;
Replacing Margaret Fulmer; Beginning 03/02/2020.
-Brittany Bryant; Substitute Teacher; Effective 03/16/2020.
-Svetlana Lewis; Substitute Teacher; Effective 03/16/2020.
H. Superintendent of School
1. Board consideration of Superintendent’s recommendation for approval of Outline of
Board Activities for the 2019-2020 school year.
-Superintendent’s “For Information Only” Items
Certified Renewal List
For FY 2021
BAILEY, JENNIFER SUZANNE
BEASLEY, TERRI RENEE
CAVIN JR, ROBERT
DUNN, JULIA BETH
ELROD, LISA JOLYNN
FARRER, ELIZABETH BAILEE
GREER JR., BILLY GENE
HEAD, GERALD COREY
HOUSCH, MARY BETH
JONES, SHIRLEY DENISE
MADDUX, GEORGE WESLEY
NELSON, JAMES JEFFERSON
PEEK, SHAWN D
POWELL, CASSANDRA M
ROWLAND, LELA MARIE
THOMAS, JENNIFER RENEE
THOMPSON, LADY ADRIANA
THOMPSON, MARCELIA W
TUCKER, ERIC SHANE
WEBB, JENNIFER LEANN
WILLIAMS, BUFFY JO
49% or Less:
BENNETT, ROBERT JEFFREY
Chattooga BOE March Regular Session Agenda