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meetings of the Board of Education.

Elbert County Schools
January 2017 Board Brief
Highlights of Presentation and Discussion Items
The following items were presented to the Board:
  • Finance Report –The General Fund Revenue for the month of December was $4,591,053. The General Fund Expenditures for the month of December were $1,974,514. The Cash Balance as of December 31, 2016 was $5,437,172. The projected fund balance for June 30, 2017 is $3,853,270.  SPLOST receipts for December were $153,780.
  • Classified Employee of the Month-The Classified Employee of the Month is Mrs. Connie Andrews, the school nurse at ECCHS. She was presented with a plaque of recognition for service.
  • Whole Board Training-Whole Board Training for Board Members will take place on March 4, 2017 from 9 AM to Noon. School Board attorney Randy Farmer will conduct the training. The topic will be “Looking Ahead at the Georgia Legislative Session and State and National Level Situations.”
  • Discipline and Attendance Data-Discipline and Attendance Data was presented to the Board. Superintendent Bell stated that Attendance is a huge challenge and the District will continue to make reducing student absences a priority. The Board will receive a Discipline and Attendance Data Report on a monthly basis including staff absences by site.
  • School Resource Officer-The District is working in partnership with Sheriff Andrews to bring a school resource officer to our District. A job description and a Memorandum of Understanding between the District and the Sheriff’s Department is being developed. The District is looking forward to Ms. Tammy Gilliard reporting to work at ECMS the end of the month.
The following items were approved:
  • BOE Chair and Vice Chair-The Board elected Ben Baker for the position of Chairman, and Teresa Barnett for the position of Vice-Chair for the next two years.
  • Personnel -The Board approved two personnel resignations, two personnel retirements, and two personnel recommendations.
  • Overnight Field Trips-The Board approved four overnight Field Trips, two for ECMS and two for ECCHS.
  • Chromebooks-The Board approved the purchase of 270 Chromebooks from ProLogic ITS.
  • Policies-The Board approved amending Policy Jr-Student Records and adopted Policy JRS-Student Data Privacy Complaints.
  • 2017-2018 School Calendar-The Board approved option one for 2017-2018 School Calendar.
  • Family Connection-The Board approved-Elbert County Board of Education as the Family Connection fiscal agent designation for FY 2018.