School Board Members Honored March 18-22, 2019
The Fannin County School System is joining in a statewide celebration to salute the efforts of local school board members. The week of March 18-22 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 his or her duties, which include setting the vision and policies that provide the framework for the operation of the school system. The members represent – as a board – the entire community.
Fannin County School System Superintendent Dr. Michael Gwatney said, “Our Board’s five members – Chair Lewis DeWeese, Vice-Chair Chad Galloway, Bobby Bearden, Terry Bramlett, and Mike Cole – 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. The 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.
Senator David Perdue: President Trump Driving Consensus To Fix Our Legal Immigration System
“My personal focus continues to be on how we eliminate chain migration, which is a fundamental flaw in our current immigration policy”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) made the following comments after the White House meeting on immigration today:
“President Trump, being an outsider and business guy, is driving consensus between Republicans and Democrats to fix our legal immigration system. Today’s White House meeting was to define the scope of this negotiation to include four items: solving the DACA situation, addressing border security, ending chain migration, and eliminating the outdated visa lottery. President Trump is trying to instill a sense of urgency to get something done on immigration, but this topic should not be part of funding the federal government. My personal focus continues to be on how we eliminate chain migration, which is a fundamental flaw in our current immigration policy. If any conversation about DACA is being held without that consideration, it is not going to go anywhere in the United States Senate. The first thing a DACA recipient will do if given permanent status is use chain migration laws to sponsor those who violated the law originally. Ending chain migration and eliminating the outdated visa lottery program is in our national security and economic interest. President Trump has done a great job making sure this remains a top priority in any immigration discussion.”