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Three Henry County Board of Education Members Sworn into Office

Submission Date: January 7, 2021

Release Date:  For Immediate Release

Contact: J.D. Hardin, 770-957-6601 ext. 161, john.hardin@henry.k12.ga.us

(Release # 0039-01-2021)

Three Henry County Board of Education Members Sworn into Office

Three Henry County Board of Education Members Sworn into Office

Board elects officers in first meeting of 2021

HENRY COUNTY, GA – Three Henry County Board of Education Members were sworn into office to start the new year in a ceremony that took place on Wednesday, January 6.

District 1 Member Dr. Pam Nutt and District 3 Member Holly Cobb were re-elected to their positions on June 9, 2020.  Nutt will be starting her seventh term on the board, while Cobb begins her second term representing her district.  Makenzie McDaniel was elected to represent District 2 after a runoff election in August.  This will be McDaniel’s first term on the board.

Each member was sworn in by Henry County Probate Court Judge Kelly Powell in a small ceremony in the Henry County Schools Boardroom.  A responsibly distant gathering of friends and family for each member being sworn in were also on hand for the event.

“We are excited to kickstart the terms of each of these exceptional board members with the first actions of the year for our Unified Governance Team,” said Superintendent Mary Elizabeth Davis.  “Each member knows that there is great work to build on from 2020, and we are looking forward to meeting the needs of our students, staff, and families while providing an exceptional education during this pandemic.”

Upon the conclusion of the swearing-in ceremony, an officially scheduled board meeting was conducted for the purposes of electing board officers for 2021. 

Holly Cobb was elected to the position of Chair, and Annette Edwards was elected to the position of Vice-Chair.  The positions carry a one-year term as the board conducts the same process to start each new calendar year.

“I am thankful for the opportunity to serve my district, and I will work every day to make sure the needs of our students and staff are met,” said Cobb.  “I am also grateful to my colleagues for the opportunity to serve in this leadership role as our work continues on the strategic plan and we lift our school district to even greater heights.”

The board of education will conduct their first Study Session and Business Session of 2021 on Monday, January 11.  With the recent rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Henry County, all board meetings will be closed to the public until conditions allow for community members to view proceedings in person.  Interested community members are still able to watch all board meetings via livestream on the district’s website.  Any questions of the board can be sent to PublicComments@henry.k12.ga.us.

For more information on Henry County Schools, visit www.henry.k12.ga.us.

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