Five participants of the new Parent University were also awarded for their completion of eight or more sessions of the program.
Diane Hart, one of the local organizers of Parent University, said, “This was founded on the premise that by providing these learning opportunities and workshops for our community, we will help our parents become more engaged in our schools. The program allows parents to build skills which support them as teachers, learners, advocates and leaders in our schools and community.”
Donna Bailey, Carlos Sanchez, Margarita Espinosa, Lesly Espinosa and Tracie Ledbetter were honored for their participation in the program.
The board unanimously approved summer projects aimed at improving the schools. New computers will be installed for teachers at CES and CMS. New drinking fountains, painting, carpet replacement for the career and media center at CHS, the demolition of the Choate Building, the purchase of two school buses, and the refurbishment of the high school’s baby grand piano are planned to take place over the summer. The majority of the projects are funded through the special purpose local option sales tax. Technology money set aside by the board will cover the purchase of the new computers.
In a previous board meeting, Marc Feuerbach was named the new principal of Cartersville High School following the resignation of Steve Butler. Feuerbach comes to CHS from Calhoun City School system where he served as a middle school principal and a high school assistant principal. He completed his undergraduate degree in History and a master’s degree in educational leadership at Kennesaw State University, a specialist degree in educational leadership from Georgia College & State University. Feuerbach is currently seeking a doctorate degree at Valdosta State University.