BOE holds first meeting of the 2023/2024 school year


The Emanuel County Board of Education met on Tuesday, August 8, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. at the Swainsboro Primary School cafeteria with the following members in attendance: John Allen Bailey, Del Brown, Cherie Hooks, Tanya Lane, Johnny Parker, and Sandra Swinney. Chairman Del Brown welcomed everyone calling the meeting to order. Johnny Parker delivered the invocation followed by Del Brown leading the Pledge of Allegiance. A motion was made by Johnny Parker to accept the agenda as presented. Tanya Lane seconded. John Allen Bailey, Del Brown, Cherie Hooks, Tanya Lane, Johnny Parker, and Sandra Swinney voted “yes”. CARRIED.

Dr. Denise Warnock recognized the following students:

For Swainsboro Middle School – National Junior Beta Convention: Emma Grace Sconyers - 6th Place - 3D Design; Lexsy Brown - 10th Place - Reimagine, Reinvent, Recreate; Grayson Brassell - 10th Place - Reimagine, Reinvent, Recreate; Zaylin Lee - 10th Place - Reimagine, Reinvent, Recreate; Emma Grace Sconyers - 10th Place - Reimagine, Reinvent, Recreate

For ECI – Varsity Track State: Jayna Kearson - 2023 GHSA Class A - Division II State Champion - Girls Discus (Threw a personal best and school record of 121' 10" to defeat the defending champion who was a senior.)

For Swainsboro High – FCCLA National Leadership Conference: Morgan Green - Repurpose and Redesign - Top 10 Gold

For Swainsboro High – Beta National Convention: Anna Donaldson - 8th Place Character Performance; Victoria McRee - 8th Place Character Performance; D'Andre Smith - 8th Place Character Performance; Rory Reynolds - 8th Place Character Performance; Kisna Patel - 8th Place Character Performance; Achazia Harmon - 8th Place Character Performance; Tisey Powell - 8th Place Character Performance; Jada Thompson - 8th Place Character Performance; McKayla Hall - 8th Place Character Performance; Terralynn Brinson - 8th Place Character Performance; Megan Peebles - 10th Place Portfolio; Madison Peebles - 10th Place Portfolio; Tisey Powell - 10th Place Portfolio; Anna Donaldson - 10th Place Portfolio; Yi'Zhariah Bell - 2nd Place Performing Arts Solo, Duo, Trio Dancer; Caleb Long - 6th Place Division II Speech; Mattie Boulineau - 7th Place Division II Quilling; Terralynn Brinson - 10th Place Division I Black & White Photography

For Swainsboro High – State Champion: Demello Jones - State Champion in the 100-meter Dash Class A Division I

1.Tammy Allen provided an update on the Family Connection program.

2.Stefanie Mason provided the 2023-2024 Assessment Schedules.

3.Mollie Smith elaborated on FY23 Property Tax Digest & 5-Year History.

4.First Week of School Update was given.

5.Valorie Watkins provided personnel numbers.

6.Jansen Ware gave a transportation update.

7.Dr. Denise Warnock provided an update on the Coastal Plains Charter School

The Consent Agenda was presented as follows:

1.Minutes of the July 13, 2022, Regular Board Meeting and July 31, 2023, Called Board Meeting.

2.Mollie Smith provided a list of the financial reports.

3.Mollie Smith provided approval to Transfer Funds to Local SPLOST Capital Outlay Account.


5. Shannon Lawrence provided an updated on the FY24 CTAE Budget and Programs.

6.FY24 RESA Contract

The Board approved an amended consent agenda with changes made to the July 31, 2023, called Board meeting minutes removing Cherie Hooks as being present for the meeting.

Executive Session

In executive session, the Board approved the employment of the following classified employees: Jeremy Mosley, SHS Custodian, 8/2/2023 - NCIC INCOMPLETE; Jaylee Justice, SHS Clerical, 8/9/2023 - NCIC INCOMPLETE; Richard Thompson, Bus Driver Transportation, 8/14/2023 - NCIC INCOMPLETE; Jessica Wilkes, SHS Paraprofessional, 8/14/2023 - NCIC INCOMPLETE

The Board approved the resignations of the following classified employee: Shamonica Shamonica, SMS Custodian, 8/16/2023.