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The Dalton Board of Education has tentatively approved to reduce the operating millage rate to 7.95 mills from 8.095. This would be the second consecutive year to reduce the operating millage rate which was at 8.20 mills in the 2020 year.
For his work as the lead custodian at Dalton Junior High School, Marvin Tallent was named the 2022 Classified Staff of the Year at the district’s annual Employee Convocation. Tallent has worked in the district since 2007, both as a bus driver and as a custodian.
During the Dalton Public Schools annual Employee Convocation, Mary Ellen Pierce was named the 2022 Dalton Teacher of the Year. Pierce is a first-grade teacher at Westwood School, where she has been teaching since 1996.
A scholarship that provides $500 toward a year's worth of string instrument lessons to a Dalton Public Schools student is available through the Dalton Education Foundation.
The Dalton Board of Education has approved Tracey Wade as a district instructional specialist for Dalton Public Schools. Wade has 24-years of experience in education and considerable work in the area of reading and literacy instruction.
The Exceptional Student Services office announces its intention to destroy special education records on July 31, 2022. The destruction of records will affect students born in 1999.
Elizabeth Cox will serve as the new district instructional coach for Dalton Public Schools, effective July 1. Cox currently serves as an instructional math coach at Dalton High School. Cox replaces Brandi Moore who was recently promoted to director of school support for the district.
Veronica Vital has been approved by the Dalton Board of Education as the new assistant principal for Blue Ridge School for the 2022-23 school year.
At the end of the school year, 18 employees will retire from Dalton Public Schools. Those 18 individuals represent 310 years of experience in Dalton Public Schools and 458 years of experience in education.