The work session will begin at 6 p.m. at the Historic Canton High School/School Board Auditorium and its regular meeting will follow at 7 p.m.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Frank Petruzielo will discuss the district’s fiscal forecast, including state, local and federal funding and define the district’s accountability and policy framework.
Petruzielo will also discuss several new developments for the district, including the Bring Your Learning Device to School program, additional implementations of virtual learning and the state’s newly adopted Common Core curriculum.
He will also address how the system plans to use federal Race To The Top funds this year.
The superintendent will also provide an update for board members on the Cherokee County School District Academies regarding the six inaugural schools’ initial implementation and plans for future schools and programs. District-wide certification for all STEM Academy teachers, called STEM 21, will also be outlined.
During the meeting, the district’s School Nutrition Program will be recognized for winning for the second year in a row the 2012 USDA Region Award and a Georgia USDA Best Practice Award for the program’s Farm to School initiative through which it works with local food producers.
Sequoyah High School’s Air Force Junior ROTC cadets will be recognized for all successfully graduating and winning top honors at the Cadet Officer Leadership School that took place this summer at Citadel in Charleston, S.C. Lt. Col. Chuck Slater and Chief Master Sgt. John Futral lead the program.
The board will also be asked to consider the approval of the June financial report and sales tax update as well as the issuance of $17 million in tax anticipation notes, required by the state to be repaid by Dec. 31.
Board members will also be asked to pre-approve authorized school fundraising activities for the 2012-13 school year and approve designated fund balance classifications for the after school program, school food service and student activities.
The board will also meet in executive session to discuss a real estate matter.