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BOE hires six during April meeting

The Emanuel County Board of Education held its April meeting last Tuesday evening at the Central Office, and by the end of the night, six individuals were approved for hire to join the district.

These hires include Barry S. Golden as assistant principal at Swainsboro Middle School; three new teachers, Erica Glover at Swainsboro Primary School, Lindsay Jones at Swainsboro Middle, and Tyron Sellers at Swainsboro Middle for agriculture; one substitute bus driver, Linda Ford; and one paraprofessional, Tionna Young, who will be assigned to Twin City Elementary.

In other personnel action, the board approved the resignations of Dondrea Geter (assistant principal at Swainsboro Primary School) and (teacher) Crystal Williford as well as the transfers of Rachel Burkhalter, Lori Romley, and Quantiana Lovette.

Superintendent Scotty Hattaway presented at the meeting the F.A.M.I.L.Y., P.A.U.S.E., and S.A.S. awards for the month of March. (A full story on these recipients can be found on this page to the right.)

Director of Finance Mollie Smith then presented the tentative budget, and Chandra Hooks came in with information from the nutrition department regarding warehouse storage and a grant to reimburse the district for delivery costs.

Hooks also gave an update on the Summer Feeding Program that will take place again this year.

Board members reviewed the East Central Health District School Health Support Funds Grant and its accompanying contract, then proceeded to select the system’s delegate and alternate to attend the Georgia School Board Association’s summer conference. John Allen Bailey was tapped as the delegate while Johnny Parker was chosen as the alternate.

The group then dove into the consent agenda and subsequently approved it unanimously. Items addressed in this part of the meeting included:

• minutes from meetings held March 8 and March 29;

• the financial reports from Smith;

• FY22 supplemental payments as part of the state’s amended budget (presented by Smith as well);

• a five-year local facilities plan;

• the FY23 through FY27 strategic plan as presented by Assistant Superintendent Dr. Denise Warnock;

• and a guaranteed maximum price for a Swainsboro Elementary School project.

All members were present for this meeting. The Emanuel County BOE will next convene on May 17 at 5:30 p.m.

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