More than 600 locally-elected and appointed school board members throughout the state will be recognized by schools and communities for their service and dedication to public education.
The theme “Superheroes for Public Education” highlights the unique role school boards play in championing and advocating for quality education and the ownership they take for governing their local public schools. School board members are elected/appointed by the people in their local communities to represent their voice and to ensure the success of schools and students.
In Jasper County School District, school board members develop policies and make tough decisions on complex educational and social issues impacting the entire community.
“The efforts of school board members often go unrecognized,” says Superintendent Andrews. “This month we honor the commitment that school board members make to our district and the community.”
As a part of School Board Recognition Month, Jasper County School District board members participated in an official signing of the South Carolina School Board Member Ethical Principles during their January school board meeting. By signing the principles, school board members publicly vow to uphold effective governance principles and pledged to improve public education in their community.
The men and women serving nine districts and their years of service are (listed in order per district):
District Representative Serving Since
1 Mr. Bennie Hazel, Board Chaplin 2012
2 Dr. Debora Butler 2012
3 Ms. Berty Riley, Board Vice Chair 1998
4 Mr. Randy Horton 2000
5 Ms. Daisy L Mitchell, Board Secretary 2015
6 Mr. Kevin M. Karg 2015
7 Mr. Jerold L. Murray 2015
8 Mr. Tedd Moyd 2012
9 Ms. Priscilla Green, Board Chair 2013