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Emanuel County School Board September Meeting

On September 13, 2022 Superintendent Scotty Hattaway and all members of the Emanuel County School Board met at the Emanuel County Institute auditorium.

Assistant superintendent Dr. Denise Warnock and public relations specialist Tammy Gray presented awards to national BETA Club winners, teachers of the year, and the monthly outstanding school citizens awards.

Swainsboro High School National BETA awards went to Jose Hernandez, 1st Place 11th Grade Spanish; Faith Ann Rogers, 3rd Place Division I Digital Art; Alayna Stapleton, 7th Place 12th Grade Agriscience; Savannah Reynolds, Website Design, Final 7th Place.

Twin City Elementary National BETA awards went to Hendley Blackburn, 3rd Place Painting; Hendley Blackburn, 1st Place Science; Camden Hall, Two Dimensional Design, Lane Sherrod and Brayden Coleman, Technology Event.

Emanuel County Institute National BETA awards went to Lawson Frye, 2nd Place Speech; Jackson Cavanah, 9th Place Marketing & Communications; Mason Collins, 9th Place Marketing and Communications; Evan May, 9th Place Marketing and Communications; Robert Reynolds, 9th Place Marketing and Communications.

Teacher of the year awards were presented by Dr. Warnock to the following teachers: Kristie Brantley for Swainsboro Primary School; Joan Turner for Swainsboro Elementary School; Bob McNeely for Swainsboro Middle School; Cindy Riner for Swainsboro High School; Mandi Johnson for Twin City Elementary; Katie Cowart for Emanuel County Institute.

Finally, Gray presented outstanding citizenship awards. The “Forget Me, I Love You” F.A.M.I.L.Y. award went to Amy McBride, Special Education Teacher at Emanuel County Institute for making strong connections with students while filling in for teachers who needed covering during the pandemic. The “Pupil Acknowledgement Using SAS/FAMILY Examples” P.A.U.S.E. award went to Mattie Boulineau Senior at Swainsboro High School for humbly leading and serving as newspaper editor while taking several new students under her wing. Finally the “Service Above Self” S.A.S. award went to bus driver George Vassel for always putting students first.

Emanuel County Institute principal, Anetria Edenfield presented the board with a video update of ECI highlighting the focus of the school on investing in mentors and new teachers, providing hands-on learning experiences and giving students a voice.

In the open session, the board approved the following measures: the FY22 Local Board Annual Training Report and FY23 Local Board Training Plan, the disposal of books from Swainsboro Middle School, the financial reports from the General Fund, Early Head Start, and School Nutrition Program, the revised Paraprofessional Salary Schedule and the revised Administrative Support Staff Salary Schedule. Councilman Bailey abstained from voting on the Administrative Support Staff Salary Schedule.

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