The Tattnall County High School (TCHS) Homecoming football game has been moved from Friday, September 30, to Wednesday, September 28, due to the threat of Hurricane Ian. The time for the game and homecoming festivities is 7 p.m. instead of the regular 7:30 p.m. time. The decision was announced at the Monday, September 26, 2022, Tattnall County Board of Education (BOE) meeting. The Homecoming representatives will be presented at halftime, with the crowning of the queen and princess, also.
Dr. Cindy Boyett, Tattnall County Educational Data Analyst, presented an informative PowerPoint on "Using Data to Drive School Improvement." She covered the District/School Improvement Plans (SIP), School Improvement Plans/Academic Goals, and reviewed testing for the various schools in the county, among other aspects of data analysis. By testing three times in a school year, a measure of growth can be seen in student learning and indicate accountability as well. It was mentioned that the iReady testing is one of the most beneficial for students.
A policy was discussed, Public Participation in Board Meetings, which will be placed for a vote in the October meeting.
Also, Financial Director Debbie Powell reviewed the school district financial status.
In reference to non-certified personnel, the following were approved to be hired: Lisa Mosley and Rogena Whalen as bus drivers, and Maria Garza in daycare. Also, Cailey Bacon was approved as a student worker at North Tattnall Middle School.
In closing, Clayton and Suzanne Dutton, who have students in the Tattnall school system, spoke to the Board about athletic facilities issues. Mr. and Mrs. Dutton were interested in helping make improvements and wondered what issues could be addressed by school maintenance personnel. Supt. Dr. Gina Williams commented that these suggestions are appreciated and will be taken into consideration by maintenance personnel, with the Central Office staff unaware of the issues.