Polk School District sells old school, honors retirees

The Polk School District Board of Education Tuesday approved the sale of Euharlee School in Rockmart. The school will be sold to the International Missionary Society for $300,000. The school had at one time been sought by a non-profit organization, Mercy Housing, for a multi-family housing project. However, the organization decided not to peruse the purchase. The new buyers, the International Missionary Society, Seventh-day Adventist Church Reform Movement, plan to use the site for educational purposes. Also at Tuesday’s meeting, the board recognized 12 retiring teachers from the district. Among those receiving recognition included Charlene Cooke, Beverley McRae, Keith Cromer, Glenda Barton, Katrina Jenkins, Joy Johnson, Debra Kines, Helen Prater, Shirley Redding, Holly Robinson, Shirley Shiflett, Dianne Studdard and George Wheeler. The board also approved the construction of a wheelchair ramp at Cedartown High School, for a total project cost not to exceed $39,000. This will be a poured concrete ramp with a canopy providing protection in bad weather.