School Board Hires Florida Communications Firm

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DAMON GIBBSDAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Dawson County Board of Education approved spending $27,000 with a Florida-based communications firm during Monday’s meeting in an effort to improve its communications and business partnerships and increase stakeholder involvement.

The company, Voss & Associates, provides services and products exclusively for education and has formed a partnership with the Georgia School Boards Association and Georgia School Superintendents Association to provide economical solutions for school districts.

The agreement was one of seven items to be approved under the Consent Agenda which can be approved by a single vote without further discussion.
Under Action Items, the Board approved a guaranteed maximum price (GMP) of $1.75 million to construct the new JROTC facility and parking lot. The contractor is Carroll Daniel Construction. Superintendent Dr. Damon Gibbs said the parking lot should be completed this school year and the facility by October.

The Board also approved an amendment to the Apple Lease Agreement that will allow the school system to utilize approved ESPLOST funding to lease Ipads for Phase II rollout, which includes grades K-5.

Monday was also a night to recognize achievement within the school system.
Dawson County High School’s girls’ basketball team finished as the region runner-up and earned a fifth trip to the state playoffs where they reached the Elite 8 in the state tournament.

The Tigers’ wrestling team enjoyed an outstanding seaon, posting a 25-8 record, including a win over the North Carolina state champions and had five wrestlers to qualify for the state meet.

The Tigers boys’ basketball team posted a 14-14 record and finished fourth in the district tournament to earn a trip to the state tournament.

The Dawson County High Chorus had five members qualify for the state chorus.
Riverview Elementary School received the Georgia Office of Student

Achievement (GOSA) Greatest Gains Gold Award. Riverside had a three-year average CCRPI progress score in the 97th percentile.

The Dawson County High Chorus had five state qualifiers.

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Board of Education to Vote on Hiring a Florida-based Communications Co.

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DAMON GIBBSDAWSONVILLE, Ga. — The Dawson County Board of Education is expected to vote on spending $4,500 a month to contract with a Florida-based communications company at Monday’s Board meeting. The meeting will be held in the Board of Education Building, 28 Main Street starting at 6 p.m.

If approved, the Board will enter into a six-month agreement with Voss & Associates at a total cost of $27,000 in an effort to improve communications and business partnerships and increase stakeholder engagement.

According to the county website website, Voss & Associates provides services and products exclusively for education and has formed a partnership with the Georgia School Boards Association and Georgia School Superintendents Association to provide economical solutions for districts.

The Board will also vote on the appointment of Roger Slaton as delegate and Karen Armstrong as alternate to represent Dawson County Board of Education at the Delegate Assembly in Savannah on June 9, 2017.

Also on the agenda is a request to approve a milling machine that is no longer being used to be declared surplus and transferred to another Georgia school district. Muscogee County has expressed interest in the machine and the state has approved the transfer

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