RCS Superintendent, Dr. Eric L. Holland’s First 30 Days

RCS Superintendent, Dr. Eric L. Holland’s First 30 Days

 Phase 1: Listening and collecting data for analysis and planning engaging with RCS School Board, all stakeholders, etc.

 Listening and Learning Tour

  • Met with all principals
  • Met with all board members
  • Met with student government
  • “Hall Walks” at all schools
  • Application process for Superintendent Student Advisory committee for grades 7-12.

 Unity in the CommUNITY

  • Monthly collaboration with other school leaders (Darlington, Floyd County Schools, etc.)
  • Met with community faith-based leaders
  • Met with city officials
  • Board training conducted by Georgia School Boards Association on Oct. 3, 2022
  • Parent meetings scheduled to collect community feedback
  • Meeting with higher education leaders (Berry College, Shorter University, Ga. Northwestern Technical College, Ga. Highlands College).
  •  Meeting with key business leaders in the community

 Safety Update

  • EVOLV system to be installed in November 2022.
  • Safety team created that includes Rome Police Chief, Officer Downer-McKinney
  • Approved for six campus monitors; positions have been posted for hire.
    • Three campus monitors will be posted at Rome High School
    • One campus monitor will be posted in the shared parking lot at Rome High and Rome Middle Schools
    • Two campus monitors will be posted at Rome Middle School

 Staff Morale Update

  • Remove all teachers from bag search at RHS and RMS. Central Office staff conducting searches
  • Free lunch for teachers on two Fridays each month
  • Reviewing supervision plans focusing on discipline.
    • Superintendent Advisory to gather concerns.


  • Hired Rome High School principal
  • Attended COSSBA (Consortium of State School Boards Associations) Urban Boards Alliance Symposium on Sept. 8-9, 2022
  • Reviewed system budgets and finances
  • Facility walks and reviews

 Moving Forward (the next 30 days)

Phase 2: Analyze trends across the district

  • Transition team will be implemented