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Rome City School Board hears safety update

September 14, 2022–6:46 p.m.


Members of the Rome City School Board got a safety update from Superintendent Dr. Eric Holland during their Tuesday night meeting. 

The board began implementing additional security measures after students were found with firearms at Rome High School twice within the course of a week in August. One of those measures will be the installation of a weapons detection system.

The goal is to have everything in place before fall break.

Dr. Holland presented the Board with an attendance report. New personnel were also approved by the Board. In addition to these items, an ELOST report and a second reading of Board Policy JCAB that details interviews and searches of students were presented and approved by the board.

For new business, Director of CTAE (Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education) Misty Tucker presented the Board with information regarding a grant the Rome City Schools College and Career Academy was recently awarded that will help with the programs offered to students. The Board voted to approve the grant.

Additionally, Dr. Holland held the first reading of Board policy BCBI which outlines the process for public comments. With new less restrictive policies, such as time allotted for public comments, the Board hopes to encourage community feedback. The Board also voted on a local board training plan for 2022-2023 and the appointment of the 2022-2023 legislative liaison for the Georgia School Board Association. The first reading of policy BCBI was approved.

The new legislative liaison for GSBA for Rome City Schools is Alvin Jackson after being approved by the board.