Ahead of the headlines: Thursday: Rome’s Downtown Development Authority meets at 8:30 a.m.

Ahead of the headlines: Thursday: Rome’s Downtown Development Authority meets at 8:30 a.m.




Rome’s Downtown Development Authority meets at 8:30 a.m., Carnegie conference room:

1. January 2022 Agenda (1)



The Rome Board of Education meets. The caucus will be held at 4 p.m. in Room A211 at Rome City Schools College and Career Academy at 990 Veterans Memorial Highway NE.  The regular meeting will start at 5:45 p.m. in Room A201. Pasha Burge to be sworn in as newest member of the school board.

1. Call to Order and Roll Call – Mrs. Faith Collins
2. Election of Board Officers
3. Approval of Minutes
4. Approval of Financial and Other Reports
5. Public Recognition
a. Recognize Student/Staff Winners
6. Public Comments
7. Superintendent’s Report and Recommendations:
a. Attendance Report
b. Personnel – See Handout
c. Focus on Student Achievement – Main Elementary School – Dr. LaRoyce Sublett
d. ESPLOST V – Mr. Lou Byars
e. Other Items
8. Communications
9. Unfinished Business
10. New Business
a. First Reading of the 2022-2023 School Calendar – Mr. Lou Byars
b. Adopt Resolution for ESPLOST VI Referendum – Mr. Lou Byars
c. First Reading to Board Policy BCAB (Regular Board Meetings) – Dr. Dawn Williams
d. Fundraising Requests – Dr. Dawn Williams
e. COVID-19 Decision & Communication Matrix 2021-2022 Update – Dr. Dawn Williams
11. Adjournment

The Floyd County Board of Commissioners will meet on Tuesday at the County Administration Building located at 12 E. Fourth Ave. Caucus will begin at 4 p.m. in the Caucus Room (Suite 204), followed by the Board Meeting at 6 p.m. in the Community Room (Suite 206).  The agenda:

01.11.2022 Agenda

One of the stories to watch this week is how the Floyd County Board of Education handles the vote on a social media policy for employees that goes beyond the work place. The meeting is at 6 p.m. Monday; full agend below.  At issue, among other planks, are these two paragraphs:

“Employees who set up personal social networking websites, accounts, or pages do so at their
own risk. Employees are strongly encouraged to keep and maintain their personal social media
pages private so as to prevent students, and the parents of students, from accessing their
personal pages and content. Content of employees’ personal pages should not violate federal or
state law, Code of Ethics for Georgia Educators, Board Policy IFBG (Internet Acceptable Use),
all other Board policies, or harm the employees’ ability to function professionally and effectively
in the School District environment. Violation of these guidelines and requirements may result
in disciplinary action, including up to immediate termination.

“When posting online, each employee must remember that they are an employee of the School
District and representatives of your colleagues, students, parents and the school community.
Your online behavior should at all times reflect the same standards of honesty, respect, and
consideration that you may use during face-to-face encounters.”

Another consideration is whether it applies to board members as well, especially as they’re paid to hold elective office. You can review the board members’ personal Facebook pages to see if they are in sync with the five-page guideline they’ll vote on Monday (search by name).

You can read the guidelines here:



Floyd County Board of Education meets. Caucus will be at 5 p.m., board meeting at 6 p.m. Click here for full agenda.

Rome City Commission meeting, 6:30 p.m. Includes swearing in of new commissioner Elaina Beeman and the election of the mayor and pro tem. RCC Agenda

  • Also: 5 p.m caucus with a COVID update from Dr. Gary Voccio.



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