Two incumbents and two newly elected representatives will be sworn in Wednesday.
Tuesday, January 8
Four of the seven members of the Cobb Board of Education will be sworn in during a special meeting on Wednesday. The swearing-in ceremony takes place at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Cobb County School District Central Office board room, 514 Glover Street, Marietta. That meeting will be followed by an organizational meeting at 5 p.m. Incumbents David Morgan, a South Cobb Democrat, and David Banks, an East Cobb Republican, will be sworn in to serve second terms. Also taking the oath of office on Wednesday is Brad Wheeler, a Republican who defeated incumbent Alison Bartlett in a West Cobb-area election. Randy Scamihorn was unopposed in his race for a North Cobb-area seat. He is also a Republican and succeeds fellow GOP member Lynnda Eagle, who …
The Cobb County Board of Education also will consider paving a bus parking lot and using most of the SPLOST reserve fund at tonight's meeting.
The Cobb County Board of Education is expected to vote tonight on an administration-backed school calendar rule that would guarantee at least nine months’ notice for calendar changes. The new rule would create a 29-member committee of community members and district employees that would recommend at least two calendar options to the school board. David Banks of East and Northeast Cobb’s Post 5 told Patch he would prefer for the board to receive “one option that I accept or reject.” “The problem with two is that if one is chosen, the other side has conflict—not only on the board, but in the community,” he said. “So why put that out there?” As he stated at the board’s Oct. 12 work session, Banks thinks the calendar rule modification has no …