CHATTOOGA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD MEETING WORK SESSION AGENDA
MAY 16, 2019 @ 6:00 PM (moved to May 20, 2019)

Chattooga County Board
Office of the Superintendent
Agenda for Board Meeting

Invocation
Pledge of Allegiance

Adoption of Superintendent’s Recommended Agenda for May 16, 2019 School Board Work Session Meeting.

Review Minutes of Previous Meetings
– April 18, 2019 Work Session
– April 18, 2019 Regular Session
– April 25, 2019 Called Meeting

A. Resolutions/Recognitions (non-action items)
1. Teacher Appreciation Week Resolution

2. School Nurse Week Resolution

3. FFA Recognition
Jesse Blalock is a recent graduate of Chattooga High School but is still very active in
the FFA program. Through FFA, Jesse is able to compete one year after graduation
in the award category of Agriculture Mechanics Repair and Maintenance. This is just
one example of how CTAE continues educational training even after students join the
workforce. Jesse stops by frequently to help in the Agriculture Mechanics Shop, to
mentor younger students. As you might remember, we recently recognized Jesse for
winning the Region competition and advancing to the State competition. We are
pleased to announce that Jesse has now won 1st place at the state level.

Jorja Cooper is a senior and Addie Bridges is a junior at Chattooga High School.
Both have storied FFA careers, each earning multiple awards and accomplishments.
Jorja and Addie decided to pair up at the beginning of the school year to complete
and compete in the Agricultural Science Fair. The FFA Agriscience Fair recognizes
student researchers studying the application of agricultural scientific principles and
emerging technologies in agricultural enterprises. Their project consisted of studying
the effects of different feeds on egg production. Jorja and Addie won 1st place at the
state competition.

Jesse, Jorja and Addie will now all travel to the National FFA convention where they
will be competing at the national level. The convention will be held this October in
Indianapolis, Indiana.

4. Helping Hands Ending Hunger, Inc. Recognition
Helping Hands Ending Hunger, Inc. recognition of Leroy Massey Elementary
School’s Assistant Principal, Anna Nichols. Hunger Hero Award presentation by
Carla Harward, CEO and Sophie Harward, Student Founder.

5. Dual Enrollment Student Recognition
Dakota Finster is a senior at Chattooga High School who has also earned an
Associates Degree from Georgia Northwestern Technical College in Social Work.
Dakota intends to continue his studies at Faulkner University to purse an
undergraduate degree in Clinical Psychology. He then plans to earn a law degree.
Dakota is an outstanding student who has been super focused and dedicated to his
education. Mrs. Wallace, the Counselor at Chattooga High School said, “I remember
talking to Dakota when he was a sophomore. He had a plan in place then and had
already spoken with an admissions counselor at Faulkner to determine what dual
enrollment courses he should take. Dakota has taken dual enrollment classes every
semester and even on his own during the summer. He had all of his high school
classes finished before his senior year so he attended Georgia Northwestern Technical
College full time this year. We are so proud of Dakota.”

B. School Board Members
1. Board consideration of Board Chairman, John Agnew’s recommendation to set a
deadline for accepting letters of interest for the vacant Board seat, District 01.

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
(this item was tabled at the April meeting to allow for public input).

2. Board consideration of Superintendent’s recommendation to approve the Board
Meeting dates for the FY 2020 school year.

D. Financial Management
1. Board consideration of Superintendent’s recommendation to approve the
Financial Statement for March 31, 2019.

2. Preliminary Budget Review (non-action item)

E. Educational Programs, Student Support and Staff Development
1. Board consideration of Superintendent’s recommendation to approve the following
overnight/over 50 miles field trips:

-The Chattooga High School Skills USA teacher, Jeff Owings, along with one other
adult chaperone will be taking one student to Louisville, Kentucky June 24th and
returning on June 29th, for the National Leadership and Skills Conference.

-Chattooga High School FCCLA Coordinator, Kayla Hartline, along with one other
adult chaperone will be taking three students to Anaheim, California June 27th and
returning on July 5th, for the National Leadership Conference and Competition.

F. Support Services/Facilities and Construction Management/Planning
1. Baseball field lights and poles at Chattooga High School (non-action item)
2. Football field lights at Chattooga High School (non-action item)
3. Tennis Courts

EXECUTIVE SESSION

G. Personnel
1. Board consideration of Superintendent’s recommendation to approve the following
Personnel changes:

Certified Resignations
-Mike Martin; Title I Director at Central Office; Retirement; Effective 06/30/19
-Michelle Helie; County-wide Academic Coach; Transferring to another system;
Effective 06/30/19

Certified Recommendation
-Sarah Hurley; Teacher at Leroy Massey Elementary School; Replacing Janine
Pendergrass (transferred to a different position within the same location); Beginning
FY ‘20
-Kelsey Plummer; Teacher at Leroy Massey Elementary School; Replacing Josie
Thrasher; Beginning FY’20
-Gerald ‘Corey’ Head; Math Teacher at Chattooga High School; Replacing Donna
Martin; Beginning FY’20

Classified Resignations
-Gwenith Battles; Bus driver; Retirement; Effective 04/30/19
-Doris Flippo; School Food Service Worker at Leroy Massey Elementary School;
Retirement; Effective 05/31/19
-Mary Ann Mann; School Food Service Worker at Chattooga High School;
Retirement; Effective 05/31/19

2. Board consideration of Superintendent’s recommendation to change the number of
work days for the CTAE Director. This position is currently on an 11.5 month
contract. It is the only Director’s position that is not on a 12 month contract.

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

Public Participation: NONE

ADJOURNMENT

CHATTOOGA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD MEETING REGULAR SESSION AGENDA
MAY 16, 2019

Chattooga County Board
Office of the Superintendent
Agenda for Board Meeting

Adoption of Superintendent’s Recommended Agenda for May 16, 2019 School Board Regular Session Meeting.

Approve Minutes of Previous Meetings
– April 18, 2019 Work Session
– April 18, 2019 Regular Session
– April 25, 2019 Called Meeting

Public Participation
-Felicia Foster
-Allan Baggett

A. Resolutions/Recognitions: NONE

B. School Board Members
1. Board consideration of Board Chairman, John Agnew’s recommendation to set a
deadline for accepting letters of interest for the vacant Board seat, District 1.

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
(this item was tabled at the April meeting to allow for public input).

2. Board consideration of Superintendent’s recommendation to approve the Board
Meeting dates for the FY 2020 school year.

D. Financial Management
1. Board consideration of Superintendent’s recommendation to approve the
Financial Statement for March 31, 2019.

E. Educational Programs, Student Support and Staff Development
1. Board consideration of Superintendent’s recommendation to approve the following
overnight/over 50 miles field trips:

-The Chattooga High School Skills USA teacher, Jeff Owings, along with one other
adult chaperone will be taking one student to Louisville, Kentucky June 24th and
returning on June 29th, for the National Leadership and Skills Conference.

-Chattooga High School FCCLA Coordinator, Kayla Hartline, along with one other
adult chaperone will be taking three students to Anaheim, California June 27th and
returning on July 5th, for the National Leadership Conference and Competition.

F. Support Services/Facilities and Construction Management/Planning
1. Baseball field lights and poles at Chattooga High School (non-action item)
2. Football field lights at Chattooga High School (non-action item)
3. Tennis Courts

EXECUTIVE SESSION

G. Personnel
1. Board consideration of Superintendent’s recommendation to approve the following
Personnel changes:

Certified Resignations
-Mike Martin; Title I Director at Central Office; Retirement; Effective 06/30/19
-Michelle Helie; County-wide Academic Coach; Transferring to another system;
Effective 06/30/19

Certified Recommendation
-Sarah Hurley; Teacher at Leroy Massey Elementary School; Replacing Janine
Pendergrass (transferred to a different position within the same location); Beginning
FY ‘20
-Kelsey Plummer; Teacher at Leroy Massey Elementary School; Replacing Josie
Thrasher; Beginning FY’20
-Gerald ‘Corey’ Head; Math Teacher at Chattooga High School; Replacing Donna
Martin; Beginning FY’20

Classified Resignations
-Gwenith Battles; Bus driver; Retirement; Effective 04/30/19
-Doris Flippo; School Food Service Worker at Leroy Massey Elementary School;
Retirement; Effective 05/31/19
-Mary Ann Mann; School Food Service Worker at Chattooga High School;
Retirement; Effective 05/31/19

2. Board consideration of Superintendent’s recommendation to change the number of
work days for the CTAE Director. This position is currently on an 11.5 month
contract. It is the only Director’s position that is not on a 12 month contract.

H. Superintendent of School
1. 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

ADJOURNMENT

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