First graders in teacher Janeen Jepson’s class at Knox Elementary School in Canton participate in an Hour of Code, which encourages students to learn computer science. The Cherokee County schools have approved a partnership agreement with the city of Canton covering issues ranging from future growth to the shared use of Boling Park. CHEROKEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Cherokee schools OK partnership with Canton

The Cherokee County School Board has renewed a partnership agreement with the city of Canton to work together on shared concerns of land use, development and population growth.

Among the issues addressed in the one-year agreement, the city also would make employees available to work with and mentor principals, teachers and students, particularly in the areas of science and math; and provide personnel as classrooms speakers and judges for the science fair, young authors fair, speech contests and other programs.

The district would let Boling Park program participants park their vehicles behind Cherokee High School when the area is not in use by the school, and the city would let the school use the park for athletic events and other activities, waiving the rental fees; the lower fields, for marching band practice, and the tennis courts, for school team practice.

Canton also would provide senior project mentors and internship opportunities to qualified high school seniors, with preference given to Cherokee High seniors.

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