Attendance, test scores up at Cartersville schools
by Mark Andrews
Oct 05, 2012 | 1581 views | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Cartersville City Board of Education curriculum chairwoman Pat Broadnax reported during Thursday’s work session school attendance is up one-tenth from this point last year at 97.6 percent.

“We’ve also received the [2011-2012] student assessment reports and it appears [students] have improved on the assessment,” Broadnax said.

The reports include assessments of eighth grade writing, Criterion Referenced Competency Tests, End of Course Tests, Advanced Placement, ACT and SAT scores.

For example, 80 percent of Cartersville Middle School eighth graders met the state standard for the eighth grade writing assessment, compared to 75 percent of the state.

For further analysis of the various tests and scores, read Sunday’s edition of The Daily Tribune News.

Finance committee chairwoman Kelley Dial reported the system gathered $407,812 in Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax for the month of August.

“That is above what we’ve budgeted, which is $350,000 a month,” Dial said. “… We looked at our cash-flow analysis when we plug in our SPLOST check and our monthly average is up to $386,929 now … so we’ve got that extra money to put away for other things.”

The board will hold their regular business session Monday at 6 p.m. in the central office boardroom.

The agenda includes the recommendations to approve Leiser Time Activities of Emerson as the low bid for two Cartersville Middle School band trips, resignations and hires, and a board “Resolution in Support of Quality Public Education.”