Monday, November 12, 2012
The Board of Education of the City of Marietta reviewed two calendar options for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 school years and agreed to solicit input from parents/guardians and school employees.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Marietta City Schools' School Governance Teams (SGT) will work with their individual schools to solicit input from all parents and guardians, and district employees, regarding two proposed calendar options for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 school years. SGTs will submit their individual recommendations to the Superintendent by the deadline of Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. The Board of Education of the City of Marietta reviewed two calendar options for each school year and agreed to solicit input from parents/guardians and school employees via the School Governance Teams, prior to voting on the matter at their regular Board meeting of Dec. 18, 2012. The proposed calendars offer first day of school for students start dates ranging from August 6 to …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
The Sweeney era begins in earnest next Wednesday with a work session at 8:30 a.m. at the Central Office.
The Cobb County Board of Education started 2012 just as it spent much of 2011—split 4-3. The familiar divide arose as soon as the board convened Wednesday at 5 p.m. to elect a new chairman and vice chairman. West Cobb’s Lynnda Eagle nominated David Morgan of South Cobb; Smyrna’s Tim Stultz nominated 2011 Vice Chairman Scott Sweeney of East Cobb. Sure enough, Sweeney won, 4-3, backed by outgoing Chairwoman Alison Bartlett from the central part of the county, Stultz and North Cobb’s Kathleen Angelucci. That’s the same quartet that united last year behind the traditional school calendar. Morgan received the support of Eagle and East Cobb and Northeast Cobb representative David Banks, the same group that voted for the balanced calendar last …
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Here's your roundup of top stories from Patches in Paulding, Bartow, Douglas, Cherokee and Cobb counties for Dec. 28.
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Wednesday, December 28, 2011
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The Cobb Parents site says it's not too late to change the 2012-13 Cobb County School District schedule.
Backers of a balanced Cobb County School District calendar have launched a website in the hope of changing the schedule for next school year. Cobb Parents started last week and offers a link to email the seven Cobb Board of Education members at once. The goal is to persuade them to switch from the current traditional calendar to the balanced calendar the district used in 2010-11. The board dumped the balanced calendar with less than six months’ notice Feb. 17 on a 4-3 vote, and the Cobb Parents organizers hope for a repeat in reverse. “There is a unique opportunity for Cobb County to come together to give input to the board on the 2012-2013 calendar,” said Thom Gray, a father of four, including three in Cobb County schools. “The board’s …
Friday, December 2, 2011
The superintendent tells the Marietta Daily Journal that this response should resolve the accrediting agency's concerns about the Cobb County School District.
Friday, December 2, 2011
The Cobb County School District submitted a progress report Wednesday in the hope of closing the books on last spring’s inquiry by its accrediting agency. Cobb Superintendent Michael Hinojosa told the Marietta Daily Journal that the report addresses the concerns of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools bullet by bullet and should resolve the accrediting agency’s concerns. The SACS Council on Accreditation and School Improvement sent the school district a letter of inquiry on March 29 in response to public complaints, many responding to the change from a balanced school calendar to a more traditional schedule. Hinojosa’s predecessor, Fred Sanderson, responded with a letter acknowledging many problems with the county Board of …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
David Banks’ proposed 1 percent bonus for all district employees dies without a vote.
The school calendar stirred emotions again Wednesday as Cobb County Board of Education members and Superintendent Michael Hinojosa debated the process of how to make a rule to create the calendar. Early in the 17-minute discussion at the board’s monthly work session, Hinojosa said he didn’t want one person to stand in the way of recommended rules. “It appears that one board member may have veto power over a rule, and I don’t want to revisit that every month. That’s why I’ve decided to do what I’m going to do,” he said. Board Vice Chairman Scott Sweeney of East Cobb’s Post 6 exercised that power last month. Facing Hinojosa’s proposal for a 29-member committee to draft calendar recommendations starting with the 2013-14 school year, Sweeney …
Friday, October 28, 2011
The Cobb County School District will create a proposal for a smaller group to work on the annual schedule.
The Cobb County Board of Education voted 6-1 Thursday night to reject a proposed calendar-setting process, but only after Superintendent Michael Hinojosa agreed to withdraw and rework the policy. Having established that 22 of the 29 people on the calendar advisory committee created under the proposal would have been selected by or represented Cobb County School District officials, board Vice Chairman Scott Sweeney presented an alternative. Sweeney, who represents East Cobb’s Post 6, suggested an 18-member committee, equally split between community and district representatives and chaired by a nonvoting member. Board members wouldn’t appoint any of the committee members. Sweeney’s proposal calls for two parent representatives each from the …
Thursday, October 27, 2011
The Cobb County Board of Education also will consider paving a bus parking lot and using most of the SPLOST reserve fund at tonight's meeting.
The Cobb County Board of Education is expected to vote tonight on an administration-backed school calendar rule that would guarantee at least nine months’ notice for calendar changes. The new rule would create a 29-member committee of community members and district employees that would recommend at least two calendar options to the school board. David Banks of East and Northeast Cobb’s Post 5 told Patch he would prefer for the board to receive “one option that I accept or reject.” “The problem with two is that if one is chosen, the other side has conflict—not only on the board, but in the community,” he said. “So why put that out there?” As he stated at the board’s Oct. 12 work session, Banks thinks the calendar rule modification has no …
Thursday, October 13, 2011
The Cobb County Board of Education instead is looking at creating a 29-member committee to present proposed school calendars next fall.
A proposal to involve a 29-member committee in the school calendar process reopened the divisions on the Cobb County Board of Education and the possibility of more changes. After the Cobb County School District’s chief of staff, Cheryl Hungerford, presented Superintendent Michael Hinojosa’s proposal at the board’s monthly work session Wednesday, Post 5 board member David Banks of East and Northeast Cobb pushed to implement the plan immediately. That would allow the school board to consider again changing the 2012-13 schedule, which the board in February switched from a balanced calendar to a more traditional calendar. “Knowing how the public, the teachers feel and a lot of the students feel about this issue, why don’t we do it this year …
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
The Board of Education will discuss the proposal at today's work session.
The Cobb County school calendar, the issue that never dies, is back again today. The county Board of Education’s work session will include a discussion of Superintendent Michael Hinojosa’s proposal to create a process that will calm the controversy. His plan would add a three-step process to craft the two-year calendar: No such process guided the board through calendar changes and proposals this year. North Cobb’s Kathleen Angelucci, East Cobb’s Scott Sweeney and Smyrna’s Tim Stultz joined the board in January determined to overturn the balanced calendar, which was enacted in November 2009 and went into effect in August 2010. With the support of Chairwoman Alison Bartlett, whose district is south and west of Marietta, they succeeded on a …