Pickens County Board of Education - April 14, 2016
159 Stegall Drive ~ Jasper, GA 30143


  1. Call to Order
  2. Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Approval of Agenda
  4. Student Recognition
    1. 2016 Valedictorian & Salutatorian (C. LeMieux)
      2016 Salutatorian - Ginny Morris & Valedictorian - Hannah Kilpatrick-
      Salutatorian ~ Ginny Morris / Valedictorian ~ Hannah Kilpatrick

    2. 2016 STAR Student and Finalists (C. LeMieux)
      2016 STAR Student and Finalists
      STAR Student - Hannah Kilpatrick
      STAR Teacher - Christine Westbrook

      STAR Student finalists and their selected STAR teachers are:

      Anne Brown-Goolsby - Teacher: Leah Cohen
      Sadie Cornett - Teacher: Ted Estes
      Christopher Densmore - Teacher: Rhonda Lane
      Chris DiPuma - Teacher: Pam Parker
      Logan Fountain - Teacher: Gail Culbreth
      Kayla Low - Teacher: Michael Oubre
      Austin Massey - Teacher: Kelly McArthur
      Ginny Morris - Teacher: Christi Hobgood
      Andres Torres - Teacher: Tonya Russo

    3. Jackson Melton Wins 1st Place in State Oratory Competition (C. LeMieux)
      Mr. Melton was able to compete at a higher level than 37 other speakers and his performance has earned him a trip to the National Convention this summer in New Orleans.

  5. Ginny Morris achieves National BETA Club Merit Scholarship / National BETA Scholar / PHS Tennis (C. Parker)
    Ginny Morris achieves National BETA Club Merit Scholarship / National BETA Scholar
/ PHS Tennis
    One of only 256 chosen from the entire country! That's two years in a row (Andrew Haygood) for our chapter!

  6. Young Authors Competition Winners (S. Greene)
    School Board Appreciation Week

    Kindergarten ~ Allison D. Wilson, Harmony Elementary School
    1st Grade ~ Thatcher P. Boyd, Harmony Elementary School
    2nd Grade ~ Wyleigh Foulk, Jasper Elementary School
    3rd Grade ~ Isabella Jones, Tate Elementary School
    4th Grade ~ Avery Harlow, Tate Elementary School
    5th Grade ~ Brandon Bell, Hill City Elementary School
    6th Grade ~ Sarah Silva, Pickens County Middle School
    7th Grade ~ Ellie Halko, Jasper Middle School
    8th Grade ~ Stephanie Brezgis, Jasper Middle School
    9th Grade ~ Luke Flantzer, Pickens High School
    10th Grade ~ Claire Seabolt, Pickens High School
    11th Grade ~ Matthew Upton, Pickens High School
    12th Grade ~ Chloe Czarowitz, Pickens High School

  7. Superintendent Reports
    1. Financial Update (A. Smith)
    2. Attendance Update (S. Cantrell)

      Tate Elementary School had the highest ADA percentage for the month. (96.16).

      Jasper Middle School had the highest certified staff ADA percentage for the month. (98.00).

    3. Operations & Construction (S. Gilleland)
    4. Georgia's PreK Application Process for Expansion Classes (S. Martin)
    5. Special Education Update (S. Goodman)
  8. Action Items
    1. Approval of Minutes
    2. Surplus (S. Gilleland)
  9. Executive Session
  10. Approval of Executive Session Minutes
  11. Approval of Personnel

    Personnel Action Report ~ April 14, 2016

    The administration recommends employment of the individuals listed below with such employment being initially temporary until such time as their criminal record check is completed and the report is satisfactory to the administration and at such time the employment is extended for the full contract period.

    Personal Action Report A (PDF)
    Personal Action Report B (PDF)

  12. Board Comments
  13. Adjourn



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