4 Cleveland School Board Members Sworn In

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Four Cleveland School Board members were sworn in Tuesday afternoon.

Dawn Robinson, Peggy Pesterfield and Tom Cloud were re-elected in the August General Election. Charlie Cogdill was elected to his first term on the school board.

Mayor Tom Rowland administered the oath of office to each new or returning member. Travis Henry, Bradley County election commissioner, presented each with his/her certificate of election.

"Thank you for your service to our community," Mayor Rowland told the board.

"I know it is not an easy job."

Ms. Robinson represents the city's Third District. Ms. Pesterfield serves the Fourth District. Mr. Cloud represents the Fifth District. Mr. Cogdill was elected to one of two at-large positions on the seven-member board. 

During the meeting, new teachers to the Cleveland City Schools were also recognized. In total, 29 new staff members were welcomed.

Principal Autumn O'Bryan of Cleveland High School also presented the CHS employees of the month. Staff member Norma Roberts was awarded as well as assistant principal Zach Riggins.

 Student liaison Reed Calfee reported, "This was our first full month...For me personally, I think others would agree, it's been very smooth."

During the meeting, several new positions were also approved due to growth in enrollment, including a part time art position, two part time ESL positions, a part time physical education position and a full time elementary position.

It was also announced that the bid opening for the new CHS gym will be Sept. 25 at 2 p.m. The bid will be awarded on Sept. 29.

- Photo2 by Hollie Webb

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