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Dr. Melinda Dennis M.

Superintendent

Dodge County Hospital

Direct Phone: (478) ***-****       

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Dodge County Hospital

901 Griffin Ave

Eastman, Georgia 31023

United States

Company Description

            Dodge County Hospital is a progressive 94-bed healthcare facility dedicated to meeting the challenges of the changing healthcare environment and is committed to providing quality healthcare for the valued citizens of Dodge County and surroundi ... more

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Board Member
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Education

Dodge County High School

Georgia Southern University

Georgia Southwestern College

Middle Georgia College

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At the most recent meeting of ...

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At the most recent meeting of the Dodge County Board of Education on Thursday, April 14, Dodge County Superintendent Dr. Melinda Dennis announced her retirement, which the board approved, effective June 30. In a letter to Dodge County Board of Education employees, Dennis outlined her decision and plan for the remaining two and a half months of her contract. Dennis wrote, "When I was selected as Superintendent of Dodge County Schools, I stated that it was my desire to retire here. That time has come." Praising employees for their hard work during her time as superintendent, Dennis continued, "Before my final days as superintendent, we still have some major tasks to accomplish: updating our Strategic Plan, renewing our E-SPLOST, completing the FY17 budgeting process, beginning the renovations at both elementary schools, celebrating the accomplishments of our present students, planning for next year, and graduating the Class of 2016." In closing, Dennis stated, "I challenge you to continue doing the right thing because it's the right thing to do, fighting the good fight on behalf of students, and expecting excellence from yourself and all those around you.


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Dr. Melinda M. Dennis, Superintendent, Dodge County Schools, Eastman, GA

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Mikaela Angel, Samantha Dunlap, Sarah Sheffield and Madelynn Wiley will all have their respective pieces of artwork hang in Dodge County School Superintendent Dr. Melinda Dennis's office for the month of August.

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A representative from Middle Georgia State University (MGSU) explained to Dennis that each campus will have its own homecoming celebration event and that the Eastman campus's event will encompass the airshow held at the campus annually. This year, MGSU has requested the use of one school bus not for transportation of people or items but rather for "a line of demarcation. They want to park a bus to let people know where to walk," Dennis explained.
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Concerning transportation, Dennis explained that the air lift at the bus shop, which has been in service since the bus shop was at "the old bus shop site prior to 2000," is now out of use and that a new one is essential to transportation maintenance. Gray and Dennis recommended purchasing the air jack from NAPA at the bid of $3,350.00 rather than the higher bid of $3,499.00 from O'Reilly.
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Both buses will include the safety package with installed cameras and air conditioning, according to Dennis.
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According to Dennis, no area should be left out of the plan; thus, included are transportation, facilities and maintenance, finance and instruction. Dennis said, "The strategic plan [is] a document that is living, so as we do well in some of these areas, we may not need to concentrate as much on them as we do some new things." Among technology requests presented at the board meeting were one for a set of laptops and one for a subscription to VMware. The laptops will be housed in the board office to be used for professional learning and will also be used for board meetings, according to Dennis.
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Dennis added that safety training was held on August 11 as well.
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The board will have a called meeting on Thursday, August 27, "for the purpose of cutting our budget," Dennis informed.


Mikaela Angel, Samantha Dunlap, Sarah ...

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Mikaela Angel, Samantha Dunlap, Sarah Sheffield and Madelynn Wiley will all have their respective pieces of artwork hang in Dodge County School Superintendent Dr. Melinda Dennis's office for the month of August.

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A representative from Middle Georgia State University (MGSU) explained to Dennis that each campus will have its own homecoming celebration event and that the Eastman campus's event will encompass the airshow held at the campus annually. This year, MGSU has requested the use of one school bus not for transportation of people or items but rather for "a line of demarcation. They want to park a bus to let people know where to walk," Dennis explained.
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Concerning transportation, Dennis explained that the air lift at the bus shop, which has been in service since the bus shop was at "the old bus shop site prior to 2000," is now out of use and that a new one is essential to transportation maintenance. Gray and Dennis recommended purchasing the air jack from NAPA at the bid of $3,350.00 rather than the higher bid of $3,499.00 from O'Reilly.
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Both buses will include the safety package with installed cameras and air conditioning, according to Dennis.


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After Dodge County superintendent Dr. Melinda Dennis formally recommended a 16.86 percent increase in the millage rate - from 11.998 mills to 14 mills - the Dodge County Board of Education voted to approve the increase 6-1 at the June 29 board meeting.

The board's decision followed three required public hearings on the proposed millage increase - two on June 18 and one on June 29. Across all three meetings, only one citizen attended one meeting.
On such low participation in the past, Dennis stated, "People generally like good schools," noting that citizens typically do not argue against working for the betterment of a school system.
Interestingly, Dennis added that the state legislature does not have mandatory hearings when it raises state taxes. Rather, only local government entities bear this obligation.
At the hearings, Dennis gave detailed overviews as to why the increase to 14 mills is not only beneficial but, more importantly, necessary.
As a result of changes made to a statute on equalization grants, if Dodge County were not to raise its millage rate to 14 mills by July 1, 2019, it would lose $2 million in equalization grants. Equalization grants exist to decrease the disparity between "poorer" counties that have more trouble raising money and "wealthier" counties with generally higher property values that have fewer issues raising money.
Dennis noted that schools are asked to do more as time progresses.
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Transportation funding has decreased by $270,255.00, according to Dennis, and technology funding has decreased by $78,125.
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Dennis opined that examples of technology such as smartphones and tablets are like appendages to many students. Therefore, instructional technology must be able to meet the demand of the students.
Although working with student preference may seem gimmicky to some, others argue that it fosters a welcoming environment and keeps students' attention, consequently encouraging them to stay in school rather than to drop out. Dennis offered statistics correlating unemployment and annual earnings with the amount of education that one receives. According to the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education, citizens with at least a Bachelor's degree fall into not only the category of lowest unemployment but also highest annual earnings.
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In short, Dodge County is required to do more while receiving less from the state in order to meet these "underfunded mandates that we receive from the state," Dennis stated.
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Dennis added, "The amount the employee chooses to include will be deducted on a 1/12th basis per month.

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