Board of Education
The Whitfield County Schools Board of Education is made up of five members. Four of the members represent one of four voting districts with a fifth member serving at-large who represents the entire district.
School Board Policy
Review local board policy and access more information about state and federal laws and policies at the Whitfield County Schools Board Governance System.
See the school board's meeting calendar. The minutes taken during school board meetings, which includes regular meetings, work sessions, and called meetings are available to download and review. The minutes are bundled in PDF format as they were presented and adopted by the Board of Education.
Responsibilities of the Board & Superintendent
The Board of Education is responsible for setting policy and managing the budget for the school district. The superintendent serves as the school board’s chief executive officer and, in partnership with their staff, is responsible for the daily operation of the school district.
The superintendent reports directly to the school board and is responsible for carrying out its policies, the policies set by the Georgia Board of Education, and ensuring compliance with state and federal education laws.
All regular board meetings begin in open session immediately followed by an executive session that is closed to the public. The public portion of the meeting includes a time for public comments.
Regular meetings convene at 6:30 p.m. at the central office building at 1306 South Thornton Avenue, Dalton, Ga. For more information call (706) 217-6780.
- Feb. 4, 2013
- March 4, 2013
- April 15, 2013*
- May 6, 2013
- June 3, 2013
- July 15, 2013*
- Aug. 5, 2013
- Sept. 9, 2013*
Oct. 7, 2013→ rescheduled for Oct. 14, 2013
- Nov. 4, 2013
- Dec. 2, 2013
- Jan. 6, 2014
* Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month with the exception of April, July, September and January.
School board work sessions are scheduled as needed. When a work session is scheduled the date, time, location, and agenda will be shared with the Dalton Daily Citizen, on this website, and posted at the meeting location.
There are no work sessions scheduled at this time.
About Board Minutes
The minutes taken during school board meetings, which includes regular meetings, work sessions, and called meetings, are available for you to download and review. Look to the left for a section titled "On the Record." The minutes are bundled under a dropdown menu in PDF format as they were presented and adopted by the Board of Education.
For example, a document titled “2012-10 adopted minutes” contains the record of all meetings adopted during the school board’s December meeting. The document “2012-10 adopted minutes” includes minutes from two meetings in September: the Sept. 10 regular session and the Sept. 24 work session.
The adopted meeting minutes for the past 12 months are available here. For more information or questions about these records, please contact Carolyn Weaver at (706) 217-6723 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope you find these records to be a useful reference tool and appreciate your interest in Whitfield County Schools.