CCBOE to vote on next 3 school calendars Monday


The Cartersville City School Board will vote on a couple of calendar issues at its regular meeting Monday night.Superintendent Dr. Howard Hinesley will recommend approving the proposed 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 school calendars, which have been on the table for public comment since last month’s regular meeting.“We’ve gotten no feedback from anyone so we’re recommending that those be approved,” said Assistant Superintendent Ken Clouse — filling in for Hinesley, who was attending a superintendents’ conference — at Thursday night’s work session.The 2016-17 and 2017-18 calendars are similar: first day of school Aug. 3 and Aug. 2, respectively, a two-day fall break in October, a week at Thanksgiving, two weeks at Christmas, a two-day winter break in February, a week for spring break in April and last day of school May 19 and May 18, respectively. The 2018-19 calendar is a little different. The first day of school was pushed back to Aug. 8, which also pushed back the last day of school to May 24. The Christmas break will be the last week of December and the first week of January instead of the last two weeks of December. And the two-day February winter break will be a week earlier.Hinesley also will recommend modifying the 2015-16 school calendar to change a teacher in-service day on Friday, March 11, to a regular school day for students to make up for the inclement weather day on Jan. 20.Finance Committee Chairwoman Kelley Dial will recommend keeping the 2017 tuition rate the same as the current rate: $200 per family for existing out-of-district students if paid by June 30 and $300 per child after June 30.Building and Grounds Committee Chairman Travis Popham will recommend approving a contract with KRH Architects Inc. for additions/renovations at the primary school and renovations to the high school field house.“This is just the contract that says, basically, we’re going to use them,” he said. “It doesn’t finalize anything or commit to anything. It just says we’ll use them as our architect firm when we do make decisions on what we’re going to do.”Hinesley will recommend approving an overnight trip for the high school Future Business Leaders of America students to attend the annual State Leadership Conference in Athens March 6-8.The board also will present the Matthew Hill-Michael Dean HEARTS Employee of the Month for February to Michelle Gambill, the academic coach for math at the middle school, and will recognize the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Etowah Chapter’s Junior American Citizen Art Contest winners and the winner of the 2015-16 Christopher Columbus Essay Contest.The regular monthly meeting will be Monday at 6 p.m. in the central office board room at 15 Nelson St.