The Seminole County School District is joining in a statewide celebration this week to salute the efforts of local school board members. The week of March 13-17, 2023 has been proclaimed School Board Appreciation Week in Georgia. The 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 Mark Earnest. "Our board spends countless hours fulfilling its responsibilities and working together to continually improve our public schools."
Our school board members and their districts they represent are:
District One - Spencer Stewart, Vice-Chairman
District Two - Dr. Charles Walker
District Three - Trent Clark
District Four - Dr. Michael Kirkland - Chairman
As constitutional officers of Georgia, school board members are responsible for setting educational policies, employing the superintendent to provide buildings and equipment, operate a transportation system and disbursing of school funds. As community leaders, school board members serve as advocates for the children in local public schools and must study, evaluate and decide what actions are in the best interest of those students.
The Georgia School Boards 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 boards of education.