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Next school year: 176 class days, more teacher training
Wagner BOE chair, Cook vice chair after repeated tie votes
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Cheri Wagner, center, new chair of the Bulloch County Board of Education, sits between new vice chair Jay Cook, right, and Superintendent Charles Wilson. - photo by AL HACKLE/Staff
In its first meeting of 2017, the Bulloch County Board of Education adopted a calendar for next school year that adds four more days for teacher training and planning but has only 176 class days for students, instead of the traditional 180. To start the board’s organizational meeting Thursday night, District 1 member Cheri Wagner became the chair and District 6 member Jimmy “Jay” Cook Jr. the vice chair for 2017. Neither received a majority of members’ votes, but after a series of 4-4 ties, a policy the board adopted last February decided the board leadership on other factors.
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