Board of Education
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The Rockdale County Board of Education is composed of seven members who serve four-year terms. Board members are elected to non-partisan seats and are charged with making all major decisions regarding system policy, curriculum, expenditures, and facilities and construction.
Vision for Public Education in Georgia
At their regular meeting in March 2011, the Board adopted a resolution declaring their support of the work of the Vision Project, a partnership between the Georgia School Boards Association and the Georgia School Superintendents Association working to improve the education culture in the state of Georgia.
The Board of Education meets in work session on the second Thursday of each month. These meetings, which begin at 7:00 p.m., are open to the public and are held at the Administrative Offices, 954 N. Main Street, Conyers, Georgia. Notices of all meetings are posted at the main entrances of the Central Office and also appear in the local newspaper. Click here for the 2016 Board Meeting Schedule
or go to the bottom of this page.
Board Meeting Agendas
Agendas for all Board of Education work sessions and regular sessions are available to the public through eBoardSolutions
. Agendas are typically posted at the meeting site the day before the meeting. Click here for eBoardSolutions.
Visitors to Board meetings who wish to address the Board may do so by completing a form which is available before the start of any regularly scheduled meeting. Visitors' comments should be brief (3 minutes) and to the point. Criticism of school system personnel is not appropriate at public Board meetings.
The Board acts officially only as a group. No one acts in the name of the Board except when authorized by the Board at large to do so. Additionally, it is the Board's responsibility to:
• Provide tax monies for maintenance and operation of the schools
Submit bond issues to be voted on by the people of the district.
Appoint the Superintendent as its chief executive officer.
Exemplary Board Status
The Rockdale County Board of Education has been recognized by the Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) as an Exemplary Board. In order to receive this recognition, the Board had to comply with the GSBA Standards for Local Boards of Education, which includes meeting strict requirements in several areas. Visit GSBA.com
to learn more about the program.
The Superintendent is appointed by the Board and functions as the chief executive officer to administer the operation of the schools and oversee the implementation of Board policies. The Superintendent is also an advisor in keeping the Board informed of the operation and progress of the various programs of the schools. The Superintendent is available to the Board as a professional resource; and the Superintendent's recommendations normally precede Board action on questions relating to the operations, staffing, and financing of the various programs of the schools.
Rockdale County Board of Education 2016 Meeting Schedule
All monthly work sessions and regular sessions will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will be held in the Board Room at the Administrative Office Complex, 954 North Main Street, Conyers, Georgia. Schedule listed below or click here for PDF of Meeting Schedule
* This schedule follows the Board of Education’s protocol for holding a work session on the second Thursday of each month, followed by a regular session on the third Thursday of each month—with the exception of February 2016 and July 2016. In February 2016, the District’s Winter Intercession is scheduled for February 15, 2016 through February 19, 2016 which requires the regular session to be pushed back until February 25, 2016. In July 2016, system administrators will be attending the Georgia Association of Educational Leaders’ Annual Conference during the third week of July which necessitates moving the work session to July 21, 2016 and the regular session to July 28, 2016.
**If necessary, the May 19, 2016 regular session may be held in a school theater to be announced at a later date.
***In accordance with Board Policy BC, Board Meetings, the Board will proactively approve and publicize the first regular meeting for January 2017.
January 14, 2016 Work Session .
January 21, 2016 Regular Session .
February 11, 2016 Work Session .
February 25, 2016* Regular Session .
March 10, 2016 Work Session .
March 17, 2016 Regular Session .
April 14, 2016 Work Session .
April 21, 2016 Regular Session .
May 12, 2016 Work Session .
May 19, 2016** Regular Session .
June 9, 2016 Work Session .
June 16, 2016 Regular Session .
July 21, 2016* Work Session .
July 28, 2016* Regular Session .
August 11, 2016 Work Session .
August 18, 2016 Regular Session .
September 8, 2016 Work Session .
September 15, 2016 Regular Session .
October 13, 2016 Work Session .
October 20, 2016 Regular Session .
November 10, 2016 Work Session .
November 17, 2016 Regular Session .
December 8, 2016 Work Session .
December 15, 2016 Regular Session .
January 12, 2017 Work Session .
Annual Meeting*** .
Approved: January 14, 2016
Click here for PDF of Meeting Schedule.