The Chattooga County Board of Education held it’s first meeting of the new year in their newly renovated meeting place located in the former Pennville School. Before the Board began the first meeting of the year Board Members Terry Money and Eddie Elsberry were sworn in by Probate Judge John Payne. School Superintendent Dr. Dwight Pullen and the Board recognized Laci McGinnis, an 8th grade student at Summerville Middle School, who was chosen to participate in District 7 Honor Band. SMS Band Director Rosemary Dixon told Board Members that Laci’s invitation to participate in Honor Band was a great accomplishment and that the audition was very difficult, but that Laci had practiced and worked for many hours in order to achieve this honor. Dr. Pullen also recognized the Board for achieving compliance with the Georgia School Board Association’s "Standards for Local Boards of Education."

In other Board action, several fundraising projects at various county schools were looked at as well as the 2009-2010 school calendar. The Board looked at drawings from architects regarding additions to Menlo Elementary and Summerville Middle School. In personnel action the Board considered the Superintendent’s Recommendation for Brad Waggoner as CHS Head Football Coach, Sherry Brewster as Food Service, Alma Lewis as a substitute bus driver and Mitzi Tomlin as a substitute teacher. The Board voted to re-elect William "Fuzz" Anderson as Board Chairperson and Dot Johnson as Vice Chairperson for the 2009-2010 school year.

The Board will hold its regular session meeting next Monday night at 7pm to vote on these and recommendations. The public is invited to attend.