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BOE moves November meeting


The Emanuel County Board of Education held a called meeting on Thursday, September 30, at 9 a.m. at the Central Office.

At that time, new superintendent Scotty Hattaway was sworn in by Emanuel County Probate Judge Don Wilkes.

The public should note that the BOE, during this meeting, amended its next monthly meeting plans. The board typically meets the second Tuesday of each month and had planned its November meeting for Tuesday, November 9, at the Central Office. Instead, that meeting will take place Tuesday, November 16, at 5:30 p.m. inside Swainsboro High School’s cafeteria.

Other meeting highlights included the approval of the consent agenda, which consisted of the GSBA Board of Education Training Plan and the FY22 Property Tax Digest & 5-Year History.

Superintendent Hattaway delivered his customary comments as well, giving the floor first to Jansen Ware for an update on the demolition of the old Twin City Elementary School. Ware also provided an update on Swainsboro Middle School’s punch list.

Hattaway himself then spoke about discipline data before wrapping up the open session.

The board then entertained an executive for personnel matters. Upon returning to general session, the BOE officialize the hire of teacher Patrice Robinson, nurse coordinator LeeAnn Williams, school food service substitute Susan Carlson, substitute teacher Erica Pennington, and school food service assistants Melinda Futch and Susan Lewis.

The board also recognized the resignation of paraprofessional Emerald Hambric, effective October 1, and the transfers of administrative assistant of Claudia Arledge and accounting specialist Kimberly Dowless, both effective September 27.

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