Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Superintendent Cliff Cole's evaluation comes several months after his contract was extended.
Paulding County Board of Education members spent close to three hours in executive session Tuesday to discuss personnel recommendations and give Superintendent Cliff Cole his evaluation. The closed session comprised the board's entire meeting and, upon returning to open meeting, no comments were made. But following the meeting, board member Nick Chester said that Cole has done an excellent job moving the system forward in the direction in which the community has asked. "We continue to meet our goals in terms of student achievement," Chester said. "We continue to be innovative in our approaches to educating our children and across the board, because we are in the same financial crunch many other school districts are—he continues to lead by …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The Board of Education voted to terminate Judith Skelton after a hearing Tuesday night.
A 22-year veteran of the Paulding County School System was terminated Tuesday night after district officials said she failed to return from long-term medical leave. The Paulding County Board of Education voted unanimously to terminate Judith Skelton, who taught English at Paulding County High School. Skelton was granted a 60-day leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act after being involved in a car crash in March 2011. When her initial leave expired, she was granted long-term leave for one year, said Jennifer Ferguson, human resources specialist. But when her leave ran out in September, Skelton didn't return to work. Officials in the Human Resources department sent two letters and made numerous phone calls to Skelton but received no …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Cliff Cole was recognized for his actions and leadership following the March 2 tornado that damaged Poole Elementary.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Cliff Cole, superintendent of the Paulding County School District, was recently presented with the Georgia School Superintendents Association's President’s Award. Cole was selected out of the nearly 180 superintendents representing school districts throughout the state of Georgia. According to a news release Tuesday, Cole was nominated by Dexter Mills, executive director of the Northwest Georgia Regional Education Service Agency. The letter of nomination focused on Cole’s actions in the aftermath of a category EF-3 tornado that struck Poole Elementary School on the evening of Friday, March 2. Mills stated that Cole took “immediate and decisive action” and was able to “rally all of the necessary community resources and offer a calmness and …