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.