Bee Heard

Calhoun’s 3 C's Communication Channel: 
 

Compliments, Concerns, & Constructive Feedback 

An effective organization requires a clearly communicated expectation to honor and follow an established chain of command by all the organization’s members and stakeholders. This practice assists in building respect and trust for all and provides the most effective way to address any issue that may arise. In our school district of over 4,200 students, 450+ employees, and thousands of parents, it is even more critical that this practice is honored.

To assist you with any issue, please see the list below for immediate assistance. If a parent is having an issue at their child’s school, we highly recommend that the best place to start is always with their child’s teacher. Nearly always, any matter can be addressed appropriately at that level. But if not, the principal desires the opportunity to hear any matter associated with the school they are charged to lead. Please give them that opportunity. An unresolved concern beyond that level should be shared with the superintendent.

During a pandemic, it is certainly appropriate to address your concerns directly with the Superintendent. Dr. Michele Taylor can be reached at taylorm@calhounschools.org or by phone at 706-602-6601.

Anonymous Alerts:

The system allows for 1-way or 2-way anonymous encrypted communications between submitters (students, parents or community members) and district administration and/or school staff. Users of the system have the option to remain anonymous or reveal their identity when submitting a report.
 
To send reports from the Web/Internet go to: https://tips.anonymousalerts.com/calhouncs
 
To send a report from your phone:
  • Download the Anonymous Alerts® app for free from the Apple Store, Google Play store, or the Chrome store
  • Start the App, enter activation code: calhouncs
  • Send important reports to school officials
  • Add a screenshot, photo or video about the incident

School Matters:

Assistant Principals charged with monitoring student academic progress / scheduling etc.

If you have a concern regarding a discipline matter you should direct your correspondence to the Assistant Principals charged with monitoring school discipline / bus issues:

District Level Contacts:

Academics & Curriculum:
Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Peter Coombe: coombep@calhounschools.org

Assessment & Accountability/Innovation:
Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Peter Coombe: coombep@calhounschools.org

Budget & Finance:
Assistant Superintendent, Dee Wrisley: wrisleyd@calhounschools.org

College & Career Programs:
Director of College & Career Programs, Dr. Brandi Hayes: hayesb@calhounschools.org

Community Education:
School and Community Relations Director, Kayla Ralston: ralstonnk@calhounschools.org

Facilities & Operations:
Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Peter Coombe: coombep@calhounschools.org

Federal Programs: 
Federal Program Director, Amanda Schutz: schutza@calhounschools.org

Human Resources:
Chief Human Resource Officer, Dr. Michelle Palmer: palmerm@calhounschools.org

Online Learning:
Director of Online Learning, Melanie Harwell: harwellm@calhounschools.org 

School Nutrition:
School Nutrition Director, Kim Kiker: kikerk@calhounschools.org

School Transportation:
Transportation Supervisor, Geary Cooper: cooperg@calhounschools.org

Special Education:
Exceptional Student Services Director, Heather McCrone: mccroneh@calhounschools.org

System Communications:
School School and Community Relations Director, Kayla Ralston: ralstonnk@calhounschools.org

Athletic / Extracurriculars:
Initial concerns should be addressed with the coaches and/or sponsors; any unresolved concerns can be directed to     Athletic Director, Dr. Brock Holley: holleyb@calhounschools.org

Matters that remain unresolved and have exhausted this requested chain of command may be brought to the attention of the Office of the Superintendent, Dr. Michele Taylor taylorm@calhounschools.org

Please be mindful that our Board Members are governed by State Law and SACS (Cognia) accreditation guidelines which focus their responsibilities in the area of policy, and generally are precluded from being involved in operational and student management issues.

Our goal as a school system is to always serve our students, parents and community in the most effective way possible. Your help in following this protocol is very important to our success.   Thank you!