Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Two incumbents and two newly elected representatives to the Cobb Board of Education will be sworn in on Wednesday.
Tuesday, January 8
Four of the seven members of the Cobb Board of Education will be sworn in during ceremonies on Wednesday. The swearing-in ceremony takes place at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Cobb County School District Central Office boardroom, 514 Glover St., Marietta. That meeting will be followed by an organizational meeting at 5 p.m. Among those taking the oath of office on Wednesday is Brad Wheeler, a Republican who defeated incumbent Alison Bartlett in a West Cobb-area election. Randy Scamihorn was unopposed in his race for a North Cobb-area seat. He is also a Republican and succeeds fellow GOP member Lynnda Eagle, who did not seek a second term. Incumbents David Morgan, a South Cobb Democrat, and David Banks, an East Cobb Republican, also will be …
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
The Cobb County school board voted 4-3 to proceed immediately with the full $14.5 million renovation project.
The full $14.5 million Harrison High School construction project, including the ninth-grade center, will proceed this summer after all. The Cobb County Board of Education voted 4-3 this afternoon to move ahead with the bundled project, reversing a 4-3 decision March 22 to break up the work and postpone the ninth-grade center indefinitely. It was the third time in 15 months that the school board voted on the Harrison project, and the third time the vote was 4-3. The only difference in the votes has been Vice Chairman David Morgan of South Cobb’s Post 3. He joined Lynnda Eagle of West Cobb, David Banks of Northeast and East Cobb, and Scott Sweeney of East Cobb in voting to put the ninth-grade center at Harrison and award the architectural …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
The Cobb County Board of Education will meet Wednesday to decide the fate of the Harrison project.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
A new ninth-grade center at Harrison High School that was shot down in March will face a revote during the Cobb County Board of Education's Wednesday morning meeting. The Harrison PTSA and school leadership have rallied the community to lobby for a different outcome regarding the $14.5 million Harrison construction project that would include the ninth-grade academy. The revote comes on the heels of a town-hall meeting with board member Alison Bartlett, who faced her new constituents at Harrison Saturday and defended her decision to vote against the project. Bartlett explained her position to about 100 attendees, saying she was perhaps the most fiscally conservative of the board’s seven members, reported the Marietta Daily Journal. She also…
Saturday, May 5, 2012
The Cobb County school board member will hold a meeting at the high school at 6:30 p.m. to explain why she opposes the ninth-grade center.
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Cobb County Board of Education member Alison Bartlett will face her new constituents in the Harrison High community today and explain her opposition to the proposed ninth-grade center at the school. Bartlett will hold a town-hall meeting in the high school’s theater at 6:30 p.m., the Harrison PTSA confirmed in an email blast Friday afternoon. “We hope to have a good turnout to show Ms. Bartlett the level of concern in the community over this issue,” the PTSA’s co-presidents, Dana Douglas and Janie Dollar, said in the email. The meeting comes four days before the school board is scheduled to revote on a $14.5 million Harrison construction project that would include the ninth-grade academy. The Harrison PTSA and school leadership have …
Friday, April 27, 2012
The West Cobb high school's full $14.5 million project will get another vote for school board approval May 9.
Harrison High School’s full $14.5 million package of renovations has another chance. Cobb County Board of Education member Lynnda Eagle, who represents Harrison as part of her West Cobb district, asked Chairman Scott Sweeney to add the SPLOST-financed project to the agenda for the school board’s May 9 work session. Sweeney agreed, and David Banks also backed the move. Sweeney added the Harrison project as an action item, meaning the board will reconsider its March 22 decision to delay the school’s proposed ninth-grade center indefinitely and proceed with other planned repairs and improvements separately. Eagle’s request, in the final moments of a 2½-hour meeting, might offer real hope for the Hoya Nation. She had explained during the board…