Friday, May 18, 2012
Tim Stultz, Post 2 school board member, said he opposes what he called "temporary fixes" to balance the budget.
The Cobb County School Board failed to pass a balanced budget for fiscal year 2013 at its meeting Thursday, but Tim Stultz, Post 2 board member representing Smyrna schools, is already thinking ahead to 2014 and 2015. “I just can’t get past the fact of there’s a larger problem here than just trying to balance this year’s budget,” he said. “I would rather try to tackle larger problems sooner than later. I just can’t support any more temporary fixes.” In April the school board approved a preliminary budget that featured 350 fewer teachers through attrition, five furlough days for all full-time employees, 175 school days, the use of $21.2 million from reserves, school library paraprofessionals’ hours cut to 60 percent time, a half-year delay …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
On Wednesday, Smyrna’s Tim Stultz nominated 2011 Vice Chairman Sweeney of East Cobb to be the next chairman of the Cobb school board.
The Cobb County Board of Education started 2012 just as it spent much of 2011—split 4-3. The familiar divide arose as soon as the board convened Wednesday at 5 p.m. to elect a new chairman and vice chairman. West Cobb’s Lynnda Eagle nominated David Morgan of South Cobb; Smyrna’s Tim Stultz nominated 2011 Vice Chairman Scott Sweeney of East Cobb. Sure enough, Sweeney won, 4-3, backed by outgoing Chairwoman Alison Bartlett from the central part of the county, Stultz and North Cobb’s Kathleen Angelucci. That’s the same quartet that united last year behind the traditional school calendar. Morgan received the support of Eagle and East Cobb and Northeast Cobb representative David Banks, the same group that voted for the balanced calendar last …
Friday, December 2, 2011
Smyrna's Tim Stultz says Board has been "working together" and being "good stewards."
Friday, December 2, 2011
The Cobb County School District submitted a progress report Wednesday in the hope of closing the books on last spring’s inquiry by its accrediting agency. Cobb Superintendent Michael Hinojosa told the Marietta Daily Journal that the report addresses the concerns of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools bullet by bullet and should resolve the accrediting agency’s concerns. School Board Member Tim Stultz of Smyrna told Patch, “Even though there are different viewpoints and philosophies by different members, the Board has been working together to ensure that the school district is providing a quality education while being good stewards of tax payer funds.” The SACS Council on Accreditation and School Improvement sent the school …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
David Banks’ proposed 1 percent bonus for all district employees dies without a vote.
The school calendar stirred emotions again Wednesday as Cobb County Board of Education members and Superintendent Michael Hinojosa debated the process of how to make a rule to create the calendar. Early in the 17-minute discussion at the board’s monthly work session, Hinojosa said he didn’t want one person to stand in the way of recommended rules. “It appears that one board member may have veto power over a rule, and I don’t want to revisit that every month. That’s why I’ve decided to do what I’m going to do,” he said. Board Vice Chairman Scott Sweeney of East Cobb’s Post 6 exercised that power last month. Facing Hinojosa’s proposal for a 29-member committee to draft calendar recommendations starting with the 2013-14 school year, Sweeney …
Friday, July 29, 2011
Stultz declines comment; Banks asks for investigation into emails in latest calendar twist.
Three of the four Cobb Board of Education members at the center of an inquiry by the state attorney general declined to comment Thursday during a contentious school board meeting that also included allegations of a "black list" over the equally heated school calendar issue. A June 27 complaint by Cobb schools parent Tricia Knor to attorney general Sam Olens alleges that the four board members used personal email accounts to possibly conduct official business. When pressed by board members Lynnda Crowder-Eagle and David Banks during a 20-minute discussion, only Vice Chairman Scott Sweeney of East Cobb’s Post 6 was willing to talk. Sweeney turned over the controversial communications from his private account following an open records …
Monday, July 11, 2011
“It’s a new day in Cobb County Schools. We have a new leader and look forward to the next step he will bring to the school system.” - Cobb School Board member Tim Stultz
Although he’s been a superintendent in five different school systems, Michael Hinojosa said Monday morning’s swearing in ceremony was a first for him. Hinojosa, Cobb County School District’s 20th superintendent, said he never participated in that kind of tradition. “Texas doesn’t do that,” Hinojosa. “That was pretty interesting.” Hinojosa has spent his entire 32-year education career in the Lone Star State with 15 of his last 18 years as a superintendent. The five-minute ceemony Monday was also a first for Cobb County Superior Court Judge Reuben Green, who was appointed last year by former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue. “I swear in lawyers a lot and jurors every month or so, but this is my first time swearing in a superintendent,” Green said …
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Chairwoman Alison Bartlett repeats warning about fiscal crisis; says the budget presents a “cliffhanger” for the Cobb County School District, creating an unavoidable budget crisis next spring.
The Cobb County Board of Education gave final approval to its 2012 budget this morning, voting 4-2 for a plan using more than $34 million in one-time funding. Chairwoman Alison Bartlett and Smyrna’s Tim Stultz voted no, as they did when the board tentatively passed the budget May 11. Kathleen Angelucci, who also voted no the first time, missed today’s meeting. The $851.8 million budget for the year starting July 1 created little enough public controversy that no one spoke at the public forum May 31. But the school system has only $817.3 million in revenue projected to cover that spending, which includes the addition of about 70 jobs. The school district is filling the gap with $9.4 million in unused, one-time federal stimulus job funds and…
Friday, January 7, 2011
Friends, family and supporters celebrate the swearing in of Kathleen Angelucci, Scott Sweeney and Tim Stultz – Cobb County’s newest Board of Education members.
Appetizers, fruit and desserts donated by friends of the new board members welcomed guests to the celebratory atmosphere. Cameras clicked frequently, handshakes came easily and hugs were the norm as family, friends and supporters of Tim Stultz, Kathleen Angelucci and Scott Sweeney rejoiced in the swearing-in ceremonies of the Cobb County Board of Education members representing Posts 2, 4 and 6 Thursday night at the district’s Central Office. “I’m looking forward to working with them and sitting down with each of them individually,” retiring Superintendent Fred Sanderson said. “We’ll continue to work on academic achievement like we have for the last five years. Change is always exciting to me. It’s a chance to look at things differently and…