Bartow school board hears concerns
by Mark Andrews
Sep 11, 2012 | 2634 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Bartow County Board of Education and those in attendance for Monday’s work session got an earful when three residents addressed the board regarding complaints sent to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the prior appointment of school board member Anna Sullivan. Superintendent John Harper also made statements following the public participation portion of the meeting.

Residents Alison Guyton and Fred Werner addressed the board regarding the board’s SACS investigation, which resulted in the organization finding no cause for further action.

“I do believe the SACS complaint was warranted and I’m disappointed with the superintendent’s refusal to answer my direct questions from the last board meeting, especially when written copy was supplied so there would be no mistaking what information and answers I was requesting,” Guyton said.

Guyton, along with Werner, have questioned the board on a number of items ranging from the use of county school facilities by an outside organization to the operation of the board retreat held in Rome Feb. 16 to board chairman Davis Nelson’s role as Bartow County’s district supervisor for the Coosa River Soil and Water Conservation District.

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