The Floyd County Board of Education proceeded forward on revising its dismissal policy this week.
The board last month adopted a new termination policy that will give teachers the right to legal council during hearings with the board. The move comes after a court’s decision to exempt the system from the Fair Dismissal Act because it was a Charter School System.
Under the new policy, teachers and administrators that are facing dismissal will have a three-level appeal process. The first is to appeal to the human resources director, then to the superintendent and then to the school board.
The community will have a chance for public comment the next 30 days.
A final vote is expected next month.
The board also looked at changing background checks for employees. The board will now look at mandating all certified and classified personnel to have a background check completed every five years.
They also proposed a policy that states school bus drivers will have the discretion not to leave a child under the age of 9 years at a bus stop if a parent or sibling at least middle school age is present.
The school board also approved the selection of Tony Bethune, Larissa Perry, Sonny Rigas and Mark Bell to serve on the College and Career Academy Board of Directors
Finally, the board approved a Capital Outlay application that will see major work performed at two schools, new canopy at Armuchee High School and the replacement of the heating and air conditioning system at Pepperell High School.