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History Cherokee


This agreement entered into on this 15th day of February, 2024, by and between the Cherokee County Board of Education, hereinafter referred to as the “School Board,” and History Cherokee.
WHEREAS, the School Board’s mission is to enable all students to become contributing citizens who can communicate effectively, gather and use information, make responsible decisions, utilize technology effectively and adapt to the challenges of the future; and,
WHEREAS, one of the School District’s Priority Areas is Family, Partner and Community Engagement; and,
WHEREAS, History Cherokee’s mission is dedicated to historic preservation and education; and,
WHEREAS, History Cherokee desires to enhance and expand efforts to achieve its mission of preserving and educating by acting as a community partner with the School Board.
Now therefore in consideration of the covenants and conditions set forth herein the parties agree as follows:

The parties agree that the foregoing recitals are true and correct and incorporated herein by reference.

The School Board will:
1. Disseminate History Cherokee information/student opportunities through existing communication channels, as permitted by School Board policy.  Permit use of school mail for two mailings: one in May and one in August.
2. Communicate with History Cherokee relative to future construction/renovation projects.
3. Facilitate implementation of educational programs to promote local history (using History Cherokee books, brochures, videos and publications, as provided).
4. Promote field trip opportunities for history, social studies and special interest classes throughout the county (Crescent Farm Rock Barn, Cherokee County History Center).
5. Will encourage faculty and students to use the History Cherokee website located at
6. Pursue joint grant opportunities in both parties’ best interests.
7. Promote research library as a resource to high school students.

History Cherokee will:
1. Provide the School Board with the opportunity to use the Exhibition Center and Conference/Special Events Facility at the Crescent Farm Rock Barn or Cherokee County History Center.
2. Provide presentations relative to local history to schools at the appropriate grade level via speakers at schools’ requests.
3. Provide the opportunity for field trips to History Cherokee locales.  Students in all grades will be permitted to tour the Cherokee County History Center published group rates; planned educational tours and accompanying Instructional Guides will be offered.
4. Provide historical curriculum materials to the school system for dissemination to each of the appropriate grade levels including a teacher instructional guide for Cherokee County History Center instruction.
5. Provide judges for the School System Science Fair, Young Authors Fair, Governors Honors, Speech Contests and other related functions.
6. Provide internship opportunities for students interested in historical issues.
7. Communicate with the School Systems’ Office of Support Services and Facilities/Construction Management and Department of Planning and Forecasting relative to future projects.
8. Pursue joint grant opportunities in both parties’ best interests.
9. Accept all children/interested participants for participation within its programs without regard to their gender, race, political affiliation, age, national origin or handicapping condition or any other discrimination recognized and prohibited by State or Federal Law. Children/participants with handicaps must be provided all necessary levels of supervision and must be included within the activities of the partnering organization. As a result of this partnership agreement, History Cherokee must adhere to all local, State or Federal laws regarding education.

The term of this contract is February 15, 2024 through February 15, 2025. This contract shall automatically renew for additional terms not to exceed five years unless either party notifies the other at least 60 days prior to renewal date.

This contract may be terminated by either party upon thirty (30) days written notice to the other party with or without cause. All notice of this contract shall be given to the Superintendent of Cherokee County Schools at PO Box 769, Canton, GA 30114 and to Stefanie Joyner, History Cherokee, P.O. Box 1287, Canton, GA, 30114.