BOE rec­og­nizes West End El­e­men­tary at meet­ing

Also dur­ing Tues­day night’s meet­ing, the city school board hears from East Cen­tral’s prin­ci­pal.

Rome News-Tribune - - NEWS - By John Popham JPopham@RN-T.com

Rome City School’s Board of Ed­u­ca­tion monthly meet­ing went in session Tues­day night to dis­cuss the state of the city ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem and to dis­cuss new busi­ness.

The board rec­og­nized West End El­e­men­tary School for hav­ing a 97.42 per­cent stu­dent at­ten­dance rate, the high­est in the school sys­tem. The high­est staff at­ten­dance num­ber was West End El­e­men­tary for the sec­ond month in a row, which had an at­ten­dance rate of 98.39 per­cent.

The board of ed­u­ca­tion went in to a closed session ear­lier that evening to dis­cuss per­son­nel changes and made it of­fi­cial Tues­day by con­firm­ing that five new staff mem­bers were be­ing hired at four Rome City Schools.

Prin­ci­pal Kristin Teems of East Cen­tral El­e­men­tary School gave a pre­sen­ta­tion on what is new at the school and how they are do­ing aca­dem­i­cally. Teems praised the schools love of learn­ing, and said the school won first and sec­ond at pre­vi­ous years’ math com­pe­ti­tions. She broke down the com­par­isons be­tween grade level test scores against the Ge­or­gia thresh­old test scores to show that East Cen­tral El­e­men­tary has sur­passed those marks in sev­eral sub­jects and grade lev­els. The school will be of­fi­cially open­ing the We Care Ser­vice Cen­ter on Oct. 18 to pro­vide school sup­plies and clothes to kids who can­not af­ford them.

The meet­ing fin­ished up with a brief ELOST re­port and a first read­ing of the school sys­tem’s con­cus­sion pol­icy for this year.

/ John Popham

Prin­ci­pal Kristin Teems (cen­ter) rec­og­nizes the fac­ulty and staff from East Cen­tral El­e­men­tary School at the Rome City Board of Ed­u­ca­tion meet­ing on Tues­day night.

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