Board of Education November meeting


The Emanuel County Board of Education met on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, at 5:30 p.m. at the Central Office with the following members in attendance: John Allen Bailey, Del Brown, Mason Henry, Tanya Lane, Johnny Parker, and Sandra Swinney. Phyllis Dixon was absent. Chairman Mason Henry welcomed everyone calling the meeting to order. Del Brown delivered the invocation followed by Johnny Parker leading the Pledge of Allegiance. The amended agenda was approved as presented.

Superintendent Comments - Awards and Achievement Recognitions

Public Relations Specialist and Teacher Induction Coordinator, Tammy Gray, recognized the following students:

October Awards for F.A.M.I.L.Y., P.A.U.S.E. and S.A.S.

F.A.M.I.L.Y. Award: Sarah Tapley – Asst. Principal at Swainsboro Primary; David Markwith – Music Teacher at Swainsboro Elementary

P.A.U.S.E. Award: Blane Hutcheson – 4th Grader at Swainsboro Elementary

S.A.S. Award: Kim Barnes – Parapro at Twin City Elementary

Gail Greenway gave an update on ESSERIII, Jansen Ware gave a School Bus Update

The Board approved the consent agenda as follows:

Minutes of the October 18, 2022, Regular Board Meeting

• Financial Reports – Mollie Smith

• Approval of Amendment to the Mandatory Addendum – SES Renovations – Mollie Smith

• Approval of ESPLOST Schedule to be Advertised – Mollie Smith

• Update to Policy GARH

• Approval of GADOE Educational Facility Site Applications

In executive session, the Board approved the employment of the following classified employees: Beasley, Caitlin – Parapro - NCIC Complete; Gilmore, Tonya - Bus Driver - NCIC Complete; Fulmer, Melissa - Parapro - NCIC Complete; Hall, Naomi – Parapro - NCIC Incomplete; Musselwhite, Patricia - PE Parapro - NCIC Incomplete; Wadley, Allisyn - Parapro - NCIC Complete

The Board approved the resignation of the following certified employee: Jarvis, Jodi - Media Specialist - 11/30/22

The Board approved the resignations of the following classified employees: Frew, Rose - Parapro - 10/20/22; Johnson, Phillip - Parapro - 11/8/22 (Declined); Jones, Amanda - SFS - 11/2/22

McCook, Gena - Parapro - 11/8/22 (Declined); Smith, Melody - Custodian - 10/31/22

The Board approved the transfer of the following classified employee: Ducker, Pamela - Parapro - TCE - ECI - 11/9/22

The Board approved the retirement of the following classified employee: Smith, Wanda - SFS Manager - SPS - 12/1/22