Dade County School Superintendent Shawn Tobin recognized Dade's
Teachers of the Year during last week's board meeting. Teachers
representing the schools were, from left, Amber Barton, Dade
Elementary School, Angel Weathers, Davis Elementary, Tommy Wells,
Dade County High School and Chris Chance, Dade Middle School. Chance
was also named the school system's Teacher of the Year.
By: Eddy Gifford, Publisher
The Dade County
Board of Education held its regular December meeting on Monday, Dec. 9th at the
Dade County High School Auditorium with all Board members present for the meeting.
The Board was
entertained by the Davis School Chorus and then by the Dade County High School
Chorus to start off the meeting.
School Superintendent Shawn Tobin recognized several individuals in attendance
at the meeting. First was Alex Holdaway who was named to the All–State Chorus.
Holdaway is an eighth grader at Dade Middle School.
Tobin then recognized high school All–State Chorus members Brandon Middlebrooks
and Thristain Daniels. Also recognized for her tireless efforts was chorus
director Gabrielle Hastings.
Next up were
Teachers of the Year for Dade County Schools. Amber Barton was named Teacher of
the Year for Dade Elementary School; Angel Weathers, Davis Elementary; Tommy
Wells, Dade High School; and Chris Chance, Dade Middle School. Chance was also
named as the school system’s Teacher of the Year.
superintendent also recognized Doris Cooper on her retirement from the school
Tobin then reviewed the system financials and reported that SPLOST money was
down last month to $183,698.48. For the same month in 2012 a total of
$203,282.00 was brought in and in 2011 the total was $217,547.00.
Tobin reported that a decision would need to be made soon on becoming a Charter
School System. More discussion is expected later before a decision is made.
underway on the new press box at the high school’s football field and the work
seems to be moving along, as well as, discussion on how to fix the problems
with the new track at the high school that was installed over the summer and
early fall. Meetings were held last week with the contractor about options
resolving the track’s problems.
In action items
the Board amended Policy JBCB Non–Residency to add that staff members who move
out of Georgia will be required to pay tuition. The Board voted to put the
policy on table for 30 days.
The Board then
went into executive session and after an hour and a half returned and approved
the Superintendents recommendations to accept the retirement of Jane O’Dell,
the resignation of Chad Hartline and to hire Stephen Graham, teacher at Dade
Elementary, and Margie Bruner, School Psychologist, Contract Servicers for