Special Week Honors Georgia’s School Boards
The Pelham City Schools Charter System is joining in a statewide celebration this week to salute the efforts of local school board members. The week of March 16-20, 2020 has been proclaimed School Board Appreciation Week in Georgia. The week long observance calls attention to the contributions of local board of education.
PCCS Superintendent Floyd Fort stated, “Our Board Members here in Pelham are all amazing individuals that want nothing less than an exceptional school system. They regularly give the community a voice through our work sessions and they work together to create a vision for our system where all citizens can be proud. Citizens elect board members to represent the community’s voice on education matters and to set the vision for the school district. Our board spends countless hours fulfilling those responsibilities and working together to continually improve our education system.”
The Pelham City Schools Charter System board members are:
Patti Adams 24 years of service
Patricia Wilkins 23 years of service
Dr. Cindy Drury 7 years of service
Neal Hilliard 13 years of service
Nikki Epps 7 years of service
Ms. Joy Hurst 1 year of service
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 school board members.