The Board of Education met on Tuesday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m. for its monthly meeting; all members were present. The board approved the amended agenda with the addition of the public comment period and the minutes from the October 12 work session and meeting.

Then, the payments of accounts and financial report were approved. The financial report consisted of three reports - 100 fund, 300 fund and 400 fund - Superintendent Dr. Brent Tilley reported on the 100 fund as it is Charlton County schools’ general fund.

They are 33.33 percent through the fiscal years and have collected 16.6 percent of budgeted revenues and spent 20 percent of budgeted expenses for FY22. At the end of October, Tilley said 60 percent of local taxes had been collected.

Average daily enrollment is at 95 percent for the third month of school.

Tilley presented a COVID-19 update for the week of November 8 to November 12. The positivity rate for staff and students was 0.05 percent. The positivity rate has remained constant for about four weeks. He mentioned that the county report, found at https://dph.georgia.gov/, reflects four positive cases from October 30 to November 12.

The board then approved a cybersecurity insurance quote with Travelers Casualty and Surety Company of America for $11,158. The Maidens’ State Playoffs field trip to Social Circle from October 19 to October 22 was approved since the board meeting occurred after the game.

Also, ECO Premier Coatings LLC submitted a bid for $98,000 to resurface the high school’s track. The board unanimously approved the bid, and the last round of SPLOST funds will pay for the project.

Amber Kirkpatrick was approved as a substitute bus driver.

The Board of Education then adjourned at 7:14 p.m. without an executive session. The next meeting is set for December 14 at 7 p.m.