The school naming committee for Austell Intermediate has concluded its evaluation of name submissions for the school and narrowed the selections to three, per the guidelines in Administrative Rule FF. The top three choices for the school’s new name are:
1st Choice – Hendricks Elementary School (George Hendricks)
2nd Choice – Seven Springs Elementary School
3rd Choice – Cole Elementary School (Sollie C. Cole)
Area 1 Assistant Superintendent Robert Benson will prepare an agenda item for the Board of Education, incorporating the committee’s three top choices; the committee’s first choice will be presented as the Superintendent’s recommendation. The Board may accept one of the committee’s three (3) names, or it may vote on and approve another name.
As part of the south county elementary redistricting approved by the Board of Education in February 2012, Austell Primary (currently serving grades K-1) and Austell Intermediate (currently serving grades 2-5) schools are being reorganized into separate K-5 schools for the 2012-2013 school year. Since Austell Primary is on the site of the original Austell Elementary, it will retain the original name and Austell Intermediate will receive a new, unique moniker.
See the gallery for clips of information submitted about George Hendricks and Sollie Cole.