"I knew we needed about four more [graduates] to reach that magic number, and based on the information we received, hopefully we'll be there," Hinesley said.
He said the unofficial results show a 85.6 percent graduation rate and the state requires an 85 percent graduation rate in order for a high school to make AYP. The official results should be available in October.
Finance committee chairwoman Kelley Dial reported the school system will present to the city of Cartersville its proposed property tax rate of 17.23 mills, which remains unchanged from previous years, pending the results of the school system's preliminary digest.
Board member David Apple presented the school's annual attendance report, which showed attendance in Cartersville City Schools was at 96.1 percent this past school year.
"[Attendance] was not a record [high], but I think it was the third highest in the last 14 years that we've been keeping this kind of data," Assistant Superintendent Ken Clouse said.
In other school board news, Clouse presented an agenda item that would require special education teachers for grades six through 12 to add to their teaching certificate a content area in reading, math, science, social studies or English Language Arts.
"The reason is for [special education teachers] to better serve our kids," Clouse said. "They're working with some regular ed kids because they go into the inclusion classes, and as they go into those classes, we want them to be better able to serve our special ed kids and so we're beefing up the content."
Clouse said the school system will pay for the test required in order to add a content area to a teaching certificate.
The school board will vote on all agenda items Monday at 6 p.m. during their regular meeting at the central office. They will also vote on accepting the termination of a school nutrition employee facing legal charges, but Clouse said the charges were not related to the school system.