West Cobb Schools Without Principals

The Board of Education will discuss filling the positions at Dowell and Vaughn elementary schools at tonight's meeting.

Filling two principal openings at elementary schools in West Cobb are among the agenda items at the Cobb Board of Education meeting tonight. 

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the headquarters, 514 Glover St. in Marietta. A public comment period will take place near the start of the meeting.

in Powder Springs has been without a principal since June, when Dr. Barbara Swinney was named area assistant superintendent for leadership and learning for the district. 

, located on West Sandtown Road in Marietta, is also without a principal after the recent resignation of Janis Komara, who had been on the job for less than two years.

Komara's departure is "a personnel matter," school district spokesman Jay Dillon told the Marietta Daily Journal, but he would not elaborate. 

Retired area assistant superintendent Alice Stouder will serve as the interim principal, and her name has been posted on the school's website.

The school board also will consider the following items: 

  • Approving $288,000 in vocational construction-related grants for labs at Garrett Middle School, North Cobb High School and Pebblebrook High School.
  • Approving around $90,000 in construction change orders for ongoing renovation projects at Mableton Elementary School and Wheeler High School.

The board will recognize Michael Graham, the winner of a summer school bus driver skills competition. He drives routes serving several East Cobb schools, according to the MDJ. 

The board also will hear a presentation about proposed revisions to two sections of the board policy manual that cover a wide range of operating procedures. 

For a full rundown of those proposals, and for details about the meeting agenda, view the accompanying PDF file. 

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