Cobb School Board to meet for training
by Hannah Morgan
February 23, 2014 04:00 AM | 2579 views | 3 3 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Kathleen Angelucci, candidate for Cobb School Board, 2010.
Kathleen Angelucci, candidate for Cobb School Board, 2010.
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MARIETTA — Members of the Cobb School Board will meet Monday to evaluate themselves and continue discussions on this year’s budget.

The board’s seven members are required to log a certain number of “training” hours each year. New members to the board must complete 15 hours of training during their first year, and each year after, board members must complete 9 hours, said Vice Chair Randy Scamihorn.

Monday’s agenda will include discussing the relationship between the board and Superintendent Michael Hinojosa, between the board and community members and its relationship with the media, said Chairwoman Kathleen Angelucci.

Members said they were looking forward to evaluating themselves and seeking out areas for improvement.

“There’s always room for improvement. I thought the board did a good job. It’s a good thing to reflect on what you’ve done well on and things that need improvement,” said member Brad Wheeler.

His fellow board member David Banks agreed.

“I think we’ve done pretty good so far this year. Of course we got surprised with the superintendent resigning. I think we are moving in a really positive direction in regards to the budget concern,” Banks said.

The board will not vote on anything, Angelucci said; the meeting is meant as a chance for the board to discuss with each other their goals for the coming year.

Each board member represents a different part of the county and Angelucci wants to give all seven members a chance to speak to the unique schools and communities in their representative regions of Cobb.

If the board wants, members will have the opportunity to discuss the 2014-15 budget, which will begin July 1. The board is awaiting the final budget to be passed by Gov. Nathan Deal, which will determine how much money the district will get from the state in the coming year. The budget is expected to be passed by the end of the legislative session in April.

Brad Johnson, the chief financial officer for the district said he will be there to answer any questions the board members may have.

“They may have further discussions and questions about the budget,” Johnson said.

The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. and is expected to run until 3 p.m., Angelucci said.

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Let public rate
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February 23, 2014
Let the public rate you. The budget is still a mess, and many central office staff have stated that this superintendent has staff that is out of control. He has a huge cabinet, who have assistants, who have assistants, who have assistants. I don't think this board has gone out of the box to solve the issues with the budget. I would like to know why Gwinnett County is in the black. Maybe they should go take some advice from them. Hopefully, they can be trained on how to hire a new superintendent. Please don't hire someone who is power and money hungry! Hire from within and you should have hired Stouder in the first place and we wouldn't have been in this mess!
anonymous
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February 24, 2014
perhaps it has something to do with head finance guy...
AmericanMale
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February 24, 2014
Gwinnett? Perhaps it's because THEY GET MILLIONS of dollars from the state and we have MILLIONS TAKEN from us. (see also: QBE funding mess)
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