The Rome City Schools Board of Education met for its scheduled July meeting at the Rome City Schools College and Career Academy on July 12, 2022. At the meeting, the board voted to accept a request from the Dr Eric Holland to be released from his contract. to take up a position in another district.
Several people familiar with the situation told CVN that Holland had hoped to be named RCS superintendent.
The Board also gathered public feedback from community members. The first community member spoke to the board about improving student achievement at Main and Anna K. Davie Elementary Schools. The second spoke to the Council about the importance of allowing mentors to return to schools and work to support students in schools across the city of Rome. Now that COVID-19 restrictions have been eased, this community leader said the need for mentorship is greater than ever.
In other business, the RCS School Board also approved the first and second reading of policies and heard from Acting Superintendent Dr. Dawn Williams about optional student insurance plans. The board voted and approved the South Georgia Benefits Consultants for Schools Optional Student Accident Insurance.