Polk County school board meets

The Polk School District Board of Education has approved the hiring of Scott Hendrix to be the next head football coach and athletic director at Cedartown High School. Board members unanimously approved the appointment of Hendrix to the position. However, there was some issue with the compensation package. Several board members were uncomfortable with the package that was up for consideration. Board Chair Andy Fairel told those present that the contract for head coach will be 11 months with a full athletic director supplement and only half of the normal head coaching supplement. The vote on the matter was 4-3 with Grady McCrickard, Tommy Sanders, Andy Fairel, and Tara O’Neal voting in favor and Chuck Thaxton, Jane Holbrooks, and Betty Faye Lewis voting against. Dr. Harold Wingfield was not present for the vote and John Stone abstained from the vote. Superintendent Marvin Williams said that the issue might be revisited later. In other business, the board approved to have a furlough day on Friday, February 12, meaning that there will be no school on Friday. Also, the board tabled a motion to limit in-state travel to one delegate and one alternate and to totally eliminate out-of-state travel. That issue will be discussed at a later meeting. In addition, the board approved the new attendance zones for Cedartown’s elementary schools. Details of the new zoning can be found by visiting the district website at www.polk.k12.ga.us.