Assistant Superintendent Ken Clouse said the scoreboard will be easier to maintain due to its electrical system and is comparable to the scoreboards used on the college level.
"Essentially, the inner workings (of the scoreboard) are like the signs we've recently put up at the primary, elementary and middle schools," Clouse said. "The nice thing about (the scoreboard) is that if you have one particular component go bad, you can just go in and replace that component rather than taking apart the whole sign."
The board also approved a resolution for a policy that the board be paid a per diem in the amount of $50 for regular, called and work session meetings of the board and committee meetings. The board had frozen this per diem for the last two years.
In other Cartersville school board news, the board voted to approve the revision of their vision statement to "A Tradition of Excellence -- Making it Personal" and to approve the revision of the system mission statement as "A Tradition ... In preparing students for the challenges of progress and change; Through development of the skills necessary to become lifelong learners; In order that they may live successful and productive lives."
The board approved the request by the Cartersville parks and recreation department to use the Cartersville High School "Storm Center" gym and the CHS physical education gym from March 4 to 6 for the Cartersville Twisters Gymnastics Meet as well as the request by the Advocates for Bartow's Children to use the Cartersville Primary School parking lot on May 14 during their 5K Road Race.
The board also approved to maintain the tuition schedule for 2012 and to approve the proposed school calendars for the 2011 to 2012 and 2012 to 2013 school years.