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Special Week Honors Georgia's School Boards

The Hart County Charter System is joining in a statewide celebration this week to salute the efforts of local school board members. The week of March 13-17, 2017, has been proclaimed School Board Appreciation Week in Georgia. This weeklong observance calls attention to the contributions of local boards of education.

“Citizens elect board members to represent the community’s voice on education matters and to set the vision for the school district,” said Superintendent Jay Floyd. “Our board spends countless hours fulfilling its responsibilities and working together to continually improve our school system.”

“As the men and women citizens elect to represent them in education matters, school boards represent a continuing commitment to local citizen control and decision-making in education,” said Floyd.

Join us in thanking the men and women serving our school district:

  • Stephanie Burton, District 1
  • Matthew Honiotes, District 2
  • Kim Pierce, District 3
  • Richard Sutherland, District 4
  • Dennis Dowell, District 5

As constitutional officers of Georgia, school board members are responsible for setting educational policies, employing school personnel, providing buildings and equipment, operating a transportation system, and disbursing school funds. As community leaders, school board members serve as advocates for the children of local public schools and must study, evaluate, and decide what actions are in the best interest of those students.

The Georgia School Board Association (GSBA) sponsors the celebration. The mission of GSBA is to ensure excellence in the governance of local school systems by providing leadership, advocacy and services, and by representing the collective resolve of Georgia’s elected board of education.