Education: Floyd School Board elects Strickland chair, Shell vice chair; tables social media policy.

Education: Floyd School Board elects Strickland chair, Shell vice chair; tables social media policy.

Floyd County Board of Education meeting summary, Jan. 10. Full agenda can be viewed here.

  • The FCBOE elected a new Board Chair, Dr. Melinda Strickland and Board Vice Chair, Jay Shell for 2022

From the Desk of the Superintendent


    • Pepperell Middle School sixth-grader Alyssa Alford on winning the FCS District Spelling Bee.

    • The six eighth-graders who signed REACH Scholarships.

    • Model High senior Quillen Lynn who matched with Northwestern University through Questbridge for a full, four-year scholarship.

    • Armuchee High’s Carlee Poole and Emily Tomlin signed scholarships to continue their education and volleyball careers at Truett McConnell University.

    • Coosa High Senior Cody King will continue his education and baseball career at Snead State Community College.

    • All volleyball players who have been named to the Rome News-Tribune’s All-Area Volleyball Team, including AHS’s Carlee Poole who has been named Player of the Year.

    • MHS’s Perry Durden and Ashley Vicente were named to the AA Georgia High School Soccer Preseason All-State Team. Hadley Johnson was selected as Honorable Mention.

  • Facilities update

    • MES roof replacement may be postponed until next summer because of a material shortage and the Model Driveway has a short delay but should be completed before next school year. There’s great progress being made at Armuchee High School. The canopies have been installed, the auditorium is in the middle of a demo, and the ceiling cleanup work is being completed.

  • Items Requiring Board Action

    • The Board approved financial reports, personnel changes, ESPLOST resolution, and authorization for Dr. White to sign engagement letter with Citigroup Global Capital Markets, Inc.

  • Regulation Update – information only 

    • IFBD-R (1) Media centers

  • First Reading Policy

    • IFBD Media Centers- Approved

  • Second Reading Policy

About Strickland:

Melinda Strickland is a retired educator serving 31 years in Floyd County School System as teacher, coach and administrator. She holds a doctorate degree in Leadership and Supervision and has presented at local, state, national and international conferences. She is the author of “More than a Test Score: Strategies for Empowering Youth at Risk”, and is past president of Georgia Association of Alternative Education. She is married to Tim and has two children and two stepsons.

About Shell:

Jay Shell spent more than a decade operating restaurants and a brewery on Rome’s Broad Street. He currently worked at The Forum. He and his wife, Melissa, who is a counselor in the county school system, have two children.

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