Board Reviews Policy Update

Board of Education, Community, Education

WHITE COUNTY, Ga.- The White County Board of Education reviewed an update to policy BCBI and reviewed the procedures outlined in the policy at the work session on Sept. 27.

Assistant Superintendent Scott Justus presented the board with the Sept. ESPLOST also at the meeting. Superintendent Dr. Laurie Burkett spoke briefly about the Ribbon Cutting ceremony for the new Warrior Wellness Center.

Policy BCBI is the policy the board uses for its public participation. The only change to the policy is to add a sentence “All members of the public attending any meeting of the Board must follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in the procedures.”

To read through the current policy before this change is added visit The board will vote to place the policy update on the table for 30 days during their regular meeting on Sept. 29 at 6:00 p.m.

Some of the procedures for public participation.

The board also reviewed the procedures for the policy which are also already in place. There was an addition to those as well, the additional states that speakers are to keep their comments civil. The board will vote on implementing this at the regular meeting.

Heard in the clip above is Burkett explaining why the procedures need to be approved by the board and why she feels the law was passed. The procedures and policy updates can be found at

The ESPLOST request for Sept.

The ESPLOST request that Justus made for Sept. is for a total of $440,907.84. A portion of that will be refunded from the state. The request is for window tinting in the boardroom at the Administration building, one special needs class C school bus, two conventional school buses, work for the gyms floors at the middle and high schools, and two hot water heaters for the middle school.

There is also a request for funds for tree removal at Mt. Yonah, a walkway at Mt. Yonah, and the track at the high school being repainted. The refund comes from the bus allotment from the GaDOE which will be $264,300.00.

This is part of a three-year purchase plan for 10 additional buses. They will all have the air conditioning on them and will also have additional LED lights to add to the visibility.

Transportation Director Sharon Hipps while explaining the new features on the buses.

The Warrior Wellness Center will have its grand opening and ribbon cutting on Oct. 7 at 10:00 a.m. It is possible that Richard Woods Georgia State School Superintendent could be present for the opening.

Currently, the wellness center only offers medical attention through Med Link but the school system just received a $50,000 grant that will go towards adding more resources for families such as washers and dryers. Dr. Amanda Lammers a White County School System Social Worker got the process going for the wellness center back in May, to review that meeting visit

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