BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – The Fannin County School System is joining in a statewide celebration to salute the efforts of local school board members.
The week of March 12 through 16, 2018, has been proclaimed “School Board Appreciation Week” in Georgia. The week-long observance calls attention to the contributions of local boards of education.
Citizens elect board members to represent the community on education matters and to set the vision for the school
district. Board members are constitutional officers, and each takes an oath to uphold their duties, which include setting the vision and policies that provide the framework for the operation of the school system. They represent – as a board – the entire community.
Fannin County School System Superintendent Dr. Michael Gwatney said, “Our Board’s five members – Chairman Lewis DeWeese, Vice Chairman Chad Galloway, Bobby Bearden, Terry Bramlett, and Steve Stanley – are both neighbors and community leaders who spend countless hours fulfilling their responsibilities and working together to improve our school system. They are truly advocates for our community’s most precious asset – our children. I express sincere appreciation and thanks for each member’s commitment, and I encourage others to do so, too.”
For more information about the Fannin County Board of Education, visit www.fannin.k12.ga.us.
The Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) sponsors this annual celebration. GSBA’s mission 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. For more information, visit www.gsba.com.