Below please find a quick recap of Tuesday’s Floyd County Board of Education meeting. It was written as it happened and appears with timed references throughout.
7:05 p.m. Adjourned.
6:57 p.m. Craig Ellison presents an incredible technology update to the board. Please see the video below for more.
6:48 p.m. Personnel moves. Cave Spring Principal is Shelly Bell; at Glenwood Primary Carrie Graves; and Tanya Welchell becomes permanent principal at Johnson.
Highlights: Coaching updates as Jeremy Green is named head football coach at Armuchee High; and at Model, Richard Ross.
6:45 p.m. Minutes approved; financial reports updated.
6:36 p.m. Cave Spring Elementary names auditorium the George Bevels Auditorium in honor of his nearly 30 years on the board. The resolution was read by board member Melinda Jeffers. George’s family and fellow board members are on hand for the ceremony.
6:18 p.m. Jamey Alcorn, principal of Pepperell High, “showcases” the latest updates fro PHS. He shows a video recounting the school’s high test scores, featuring students briefing the audience. The video carries the school Twitter handle, Pepperell Pride. Also displayed, the school’s data room where teachers and administrators analyze test scores and other information to track progress and address areas in need of improvement. Another plus: The reading inventory. Alcorn presents a series of improving scores, including graduation rates (96.2 percent). He thanks Swift & Finch, East Rome Waffle House, Henderson & Sons, Broome Trophies — and all partners.
6:17 p.m. Dr. John Jackson, superintendent, reminds the group of weather make-up days Friday, Feb. 16, and Monday, Feb. 19.
6:03 p.m. Mr. J.L. Vaughn, the first black senior administrator (Johnson principal) in the Floyd County Schools, is honored by the board as part of Black History Month. He’s joined tonight by his wife, Esther. J.L. shares stories with the audience and reminds them of one of the lessons from his book, “the only thing that can stop you is you.”
5:55 p.m Beginning “almost live” coverage from the Floyd County School Board meeting.
5:55 p.m. Premeeting, it’s throwback Tuesday: Former Board member George Bevels will be honored tonight by the current. On hard for the event are two long-time colleagues, also now retired: David Johnson and David Cox. It is the buzz of the board room as the meeting starts to come together.