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The Board of Education of the City of Marietta



February 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

Anna Lam is a fifth grade “A/B” ESOL honor roll student at Sawyer Road Elementary. Anna came to Sawyer Road in the middle of last year from Vietnam and she spoke very little English. She is now thriving academically as a vital member of the Reading Bowl team. She read all 18 books and has the most AR points for the fifth grade — she amassed 296.5 points! Anna recently wrote an essay that was selected to represent the Sawyer Road Elementary fifth grade class during a statewide writing competition. She is principled, caring and consistently tries her hardest to do her best. Anna is organized and follows through with her work. She listens well and eagerly shares thoughts. Anna demonstrates core values. She is engaged, respectful and has a positive attitude and actions towards learning, school responsibilities and relationships with her peers and teachers. She has many friends, is a role model and a leader to peers and other ESOL students. Anna is in the Drama Club, joined Chorus this Fall and will participate in the Lion King this Spring. Anna loves school, is a true IB student and a very special Starfish.


Employee of the Month

Kimberlye Cole is an eighth grade Social Studies teacher who has been with Marietta Middle School and our district since August 1998. She taught gifted students Social Studies and ELA for several years before moving to eighth Grade Social Studies. Kim goes above and beyond every day. She is the Professional Learning Chair, charged with guiding her team in implementing MYP unit planners and she works closely with the District’s Social Studies coach to create new pacing and curriculum guides for her content area. Kim took on the role as the schools’ KSU intern coordinator facilitating intern meetings, providing guidance for pre-service teachers as well as hosting her own intern – whom she leads through reflection and lesson planning daily. Kim continually seeks leadership opportunities whenever presented and contributes greatly to school’s Summer Leadership Summit. She pushed for a school-wide literacy program that would improve students’ academic vocabulary and content literacy skills. Kim is a consummate collaborator – novice and veteran teachers routinely seek her advice on lesson planning and resource selection. Anthony Booker, Assistant Principal shared, “Ms. Cole continues to provide academically challenging and engaging lessons to students from diverse backgrounds at our school, advocating vigorously for the needs of her students.” Kimberlye Cole, is an asset not only to Marietta City Schools but the teaching profession.


MCS Angels

Comcast Cable Communications is a true examples of generosity, commitment, and support. In the past two years, Comcast Cable Communications has donated $30,000 to Marietta City Schools. Twenty Thousand dollars was donated for the REACH Georgia Scholarship, directly impacting MMS students invited to join REACH Georgia and who are rewarded for self-accountability. With this donation low-income students are given greater opportunity to attend post-secondary institutions. In June 2016, Comcast Cable Communications presented a $10,000 check to MCS for being named the 2016 Charter Systems Innovator of the Year Award – support of the Graduate Marietta Student Success Center (GMSSC). Comcast’s Internet Essentials Program was implemented to support families in need of assistance which offers low-cost internet service, discounted computer equipment and free digital literacy training to qualifying families, making affordable technology accessible for our students at home. Comcast Cable Communications’ generosity and their desire to support our students is greatly appreciated. Comcast Cable Communications is most deserving of this award!


Check Presentation – Marietta Mentoring for Leadership

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Dr. Arthur Vaugh, President of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity’s local chapter of Young Organizers United to Help (Y.O.U.T.H) along with, Chesley McNeil, of  Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., presented a check to the Marietta Mentoring for Leadership in the amount of $1,025.00.  Marge Kellogg, Executive Director, of Marietta Mentoring for Leadership and Beverly McAfee, Founder accepted the check.

Public Comment


No one requested to address the board.

Executive Session


In a vote of 6:0, the board convened an Executive Session.


Consent Agenda


In a vote of 6:0, the board approved the following items on the consent agenda:

  • Approval of Proposed, Repeal of Policies EGA, EGAE, and EGAB
  • Approval of Proposed, Revised Policy EBBD/AFC
  • Approval of Proposed, New Policy GALA
  • Approval of Personnel Actions

Financial Report

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


Discussion Agenda 


The board reviewed the MHS School Governance Team recommendation of the SAT/ACT elective course.


In a vote of 6:0, the board approved the Superintendent’s recommendation to lay on the table for month's review Proposed, Revised Policy IDCI, Dual Enrollment; to approve the revised 2016-2017 Board Meeting Schedule; approval of the FY 2018 Budget Preparation Calendar as submitted; to approve the Agreement with Office Depot, Inc  to provide support and services to Marietta City Schools; approval of Field Trip Requests as Submitted.


Superintendent's Comments


The Superintendent provided a brief update regarding the board calendar of upcoming events.