HCS, GSBA Recognize School Board Appreciation Week
Submission Date: March 14, 2017
Release Date: For Immediate Release
(Release # 0031-3-17)
Henry County Schools, GSBA Recognize School Board Appreciation Week
HENRY COUNTY, GA – The week of March 13-17 is School Board Appreciation Week as recognized by the Georgia School Boards Association and Henry County Schools. School systems all across Georgia are celebrating their Boards of Education throughout the week for their dedication and service to the communities they serve.
Henry County Schools’ Board of Education works diligently to help support the work of district leaders by providing resources and support for new initiatives and educational opportunities for the 5,000+ employees and 42,000+ students across 50 schools.
Henry County Schools’ five members of the Board of Education include:
- Dr. Pam Nutt, Chair (District 1) – 21 years of service
- Mrs. Annette Edwards, Vice Chair (District 5) – 3 years of service
- Mr. Josh Hinton (District 2) – 5 years of service
- Mrs. Holly Cobb (District 3) – first year of service
- Dr. Donna McBride (District 4) – 3 years of service
School board members are tasked with great responsibilities in their role as public servants. They set district policies, employ personnel, ensure there are adequate facilities and equipment, provide for transportation services, and disperse school funds. All decisions revolve around what is best for students and staff members.
“We could not uphold our mission of ensuring success for each student were it not for the support of our Board of Education members,” said Rodney Bowler, Superintendent of Henry County Schools. “They put forth great effort and a good amount of personal time to study and prepare for the regular requirements of being a good board member, while they also seek to provide opportunities to meet with community members regarding issues important to a successful school system. We cannot thank them enough for all they do.”
In addition to regular monthly meetings and planning sessions, members of the Board of Education are required to complete several hours of training each year according to state standards. They also attend conferences around the state and represent their districts at various county events.
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 180 elected boards of education.