This Month's Board Notes


    The Board of Education of the City of Marietta



    April 2017



    In This Issue:

    Marietta City Schools
    250 Howard Street
    Marietta, GA - 30060
    Phone: 770-422-3500
    Fax: 770-425-4095



    The Board of Education of the City of Marietta does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or gender in its employment practices, student programs and dealings with the public.

    Board Notes, a monthly newsletter from the Board of Education of the City of Marietta provides updates from the board's regular monthly meeting.

     Special Recognitions

    Student of the Month

    Cintia Galicia De Dios is an A/B Honor Roll student who has surpassed each of her S.M.A.R.T. goals in both Math and Reading. In addition, she was a member of the Park Stree Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl team and has earned 113 AR points with an average of 95% on each test. Cintia is a leader both in the classroom and out – she is a member of the Park Street Safety Patrol, whose job it is to help monitor students during dismissal and assist in getting all students home safely and quickly.  She is also a captain in the schools Earth Ambassador Team. In this role, she is responsible for conducting research on the benefits and requirements for school composting and assists in teaching the benefits of composting to all students in the lunchroom.  As a captain, she also helps in training other Earth Ambassadors and communicates weekly with the STEM teacher about the health of Park Street's composting bins. Cintia is also a member of the Girls on the Run team which brings students at Park Street together with members of our immediate community to encourage healthy and positive engagement with others. Cintia is an amazing student who continues to astound her teachers each day, with her veracity for learning, leadership, and her heart for helping others.


    Employee of the Month

    Kristen Moore is a dedicated teacher who truly cares about the students she teaches and the colleagues on her team. This is Kristen's second year at MCAA and the impact she has on  students, staff, and the school system is phenomenal.  Kristen is thoughtful and deliberate in the way she plans educational experiences for her students.  She frequently meets with teachers to enfuse the arts into content areas.  She is a champion of the STEAM initiative at MCS and in the state of Georgia.  For instance: she represented MCAA at the STEM conference in Athens, GA where she presented a session on the topic of "Arts Integration;" her students won a national award for their entry in the "Made by Milk" Carton Creation Contest; and she organized a student-focused art show at the Marietta Performing Arts Center. She is excellent in everything she undertakes for MCAA's students and staff.


    Dietician of the Year

    Cindy Culver, MCS’s Nutrition Director, was recently recognized as the Outstanding Dietician of the Year by the Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for her dedication to the nutrition profession, her leadership in serving others in both the dietetics and nutrition fields. In addition to her commitment as Director, Cindy Culver encourages individuals to grow as professionals and achieve excellence in new and developing areas of food and nutrition. This is evident by her continuous support of providing internship experiential learning opportunities to aspiring dieticians to help build a well-qualified and diverse workforce. Ms. Culver is actively involved in several outreach efforts in the Marietta community including the Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Ms. Culver will now compete at the national level through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for a chance to be recognized in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as well as participate in public policy work sessions. The Board also recognized Ms. Culver for her leadership that awarded the MCS School Nutrition Department with the Silver Turnip the Beet Award recognizing their outstanding Summer Meal Program. MCS School Nutrition Program is commended for serving over 80,000 meals throughout Cobb County.

    Public Comment

    Public Comment was given by: Ken Sprague, Sr.

    Executive Session

    The board convened in an executive session.                         

    Consent Agenda

    In a vote of 7:0, the board approved the following items on the consent agenda:

    • Paperless Records Management Solution Software Purchase
    • Agreement with WellStar Health Systems
    • School Bus Purchase
    • School Bus Purchase (14 passenger)
    • Carpet Project: Sawyer Road Elementary
    • 2017-2018 Board Meeting Schedule

    Financial Report

    Erin Franklin, Director of Finance, presented the monthly financial reports


    Discussion Agenda 

    The board discussed the General Fund FY2018 Budget after hearing a presentation by Erin Franklin, Director of Finance

    In a vote of 7:0, the board approved the Superintendent’s recommendation to approve the District Reorganization; approval of routine personnel actions; and approval of administrative personnel actions. The superintendent also recommended a resolution establishing the qualifying fees and dates for board of education candidates who desire to run for election in the general election to be held on November 7, 2017; approved field trip request; selected the Board Appreciation Award recipients.


    Superintendent's Comments

    The Superintendent thanked the Board for their continued support.