The Floyd County Board of Education held a work session on Monday in which they discussed numerous topic including the possibility of moving the 6th grade to the campus of Armuchee High School as well as a pay raise for faculty and staff.

Among other items talked about were: a proposed ELA curriculum which parents will have a chance to review on March 4 before going to board approval on March 18th.   

Discussion was also done on teacher dress code and identifying what is appropriate/inappropriate in school settings, including the wearing of jeans.   The board said that they will further discuss the issue at the next Principal’s meeting on February 29th.

Attendance incentives for teachers and paraprofessionals were also discussed for the 2024-25 school year.   If an educator has perfect attendance the first semester they would receive one day of post-planning off; if they have perfect attendance the full year they would receive two days off post-planning.

A proposal was also made to add a new weight room at Armuchee High School and to transform the current weight room into classrooms that would place the 6th grade on that campus.  The board said that by doing this it would ensure the separation of middle and high school students.

Finally, Superintendent Dr. White said that he is looking to increase the local supplement for both certified and classified employees.  If approved by the board, this would be added to the June board meeting agenda so that it can be added for the 2024-25 year budget.