Board & Policy

Camden County Board of Education

Camden County Board of Education
 Left to Right: Jason Chance- District 1, Jimmy Coffel - District 3, Dr. Will Hardin - Superintendent, Herbert Rowland - District 4 (Board Vice-Chairman), Jane Brown (Board Chairman), Mark Giddens - District 5

Regular meetings of the Board of Education are held at 6:00 pm on the second Tuesday of each month in the Board Conference Room of the Camden County Schools Administrative Office located at 311 South East Street in Kingsland, Georgia. A work session may be held on the Thursday preceding the regular meeting, starting at 6:00 pm. 


Camden County Schools 

Regular meetings of the Board of Education are held at 6:00 pm on the second Tuesday of each month in the Board Conference Room of the Camden County Schools Administrative Office located at 311 South East Street in Kingsland, Georgia. A work session may be held on the Thursday preceding the regular meeting, starting at 6:00 pm.

Board Policy Descriptor: BCBA


Camden County Schools 

The superintendent shall prepare a tentative agenda for all meetings of the board. The final agenda for each meeting shall be approved by a majority of the members present at each meeting of the board.

Items of business may be suggested for inclusion on the tentative agenda by any board member, staff member, or citizen of the school district. The inclusion of items suggested by staff members, students, or citizens shall be at the discretion of the superintendent.

The agenda, together with supporting materials, shall be distributed to board members within sufficient time prior to the board meeting, if at all possible, to permit them to give items of business careful consideration. The tentative agenda and appropriate agenda materials shall also be made available prior to the meeting to the press, to representatives of the community, staff, and student organizations, and to others upon request.

Items of business not on the tentative agenda may be placed on the final agenda adopted for discussion and/or action at the same meeting upon the affirmative vote of the majority of the board members present.

The Board of Education has established a practice that permits citizens to address the board on a variety of topics of general concern to the operation of our schools. We welcome visitors to board meetings and are interested in hearing from the taxpayers and patrons of our school system. We have a few simple rules for public comment; each person wishing to address the board must sign this roster; each person is limited to five (5) minutes; we request that a citizen refrain from attacking personally any employee of the school system; any citizen who has a specific complaint involving an employee must first address the issue with the superintendent and, if not resolved; then may speak with the board. However, certain matters involving personnel and students must be heard in closed session; the superintendent will inform you whether your complaint is one that should be referred to an executive session with the board. By signing the roster, participants are agreeing to abide by these rules.

Board Policy Descriptor: BCBD


Camden County Schools Plan for Continuous Improvement

1. High Academic Achievement: Raise the academic challenge and performance of each student.

Goal 1.1 Mastery of essential knowledge and skills by all students
Goal 1.2 Graduation of all students from high school 
Goal 1.3 Eliminate achievement gaps among all students 
Goal 1.4 Rigorous, relevant curriculum that exceeds state and national expectations 
Goal 1.5 Equip students to be successful after high school in academic and career pursuits

Focus Area 1 Balanced Scorecard

2. Quality Teachers, Administrators, and Staff: Ensure quality personnel in all positions.

Goal 2.1 Effective professional preparation aligned with student success
Goal 2.2 Recruit, retain and fairly compensate a perse corps of quality teachers, administrators and staff

Focus Area 2 Balanced Scorecard

3. Supportive Learning Environments: Provide safe, orderly environments that support learning.

Goal 3.1 Safe, inviting schools free of harmful behavior that support high student achievement 
Goal 3.2 Exemplary educational facilities to accommodate projected student membership and program offerings
Goal 3.3 Expectations for student attendance and behavior conducive to high achievement 
Goal 3.4 Develop relationships with every student to motivate, inspire and challenge them to succeed

Focus Area 3 Balanced Scorecard

4. Effective, Efficient Operations: Develop and manage material resources to maximize student achievement.

Goal 4.1 Alignment of all support functions to achieve high performance 
Goal 4.2 Fiscal resourcefulness and accountability that provides adequate financial and personnel resources to maximize student achievement

Focus Area 4 Balanced Scorecard

5. Strong Parental and Community Support: Increase stakeholder understanding, trust and support of public schools.

Goal 5.1 Capacity to create, respond to, and sustain meaningful relationships with stakeholders that increases student achievement 
Goal 5.2 Stakeholder trust and confidence in schools and the system 
Goal 5.3 Recognize student and employee achievement
Goal 5.4 Community and parent involvement sufficient to ensure exemplary student achievement and attendance