January is School Board Appreciation Month
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Wednesday, January 03, 2018
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The month of January marks the annual observance of School Board Recognition Month—a time to salute the work of school board members and celebrate public education.

 The theme of this year’s celebration, “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. They are elected by the people in their local communities to represent their voice and vision for their public schools.

 In Colleton County School District, school board members must develop policies and make tough decisions on complex educational and social issues impacting the entire community. They bear responsibility for the annual operating budget of the district, the well-being of the students and employees as well as the CCSD facilities.  They carry out the truest form of representative government in our democracy— volunteer public service and preserve the core of our democratic land—public education.

 Too often we neglect to recognize the dedication and hard work of these men and women who represent us. I invite you to recognize and celebrate the work of your school trustees. Invite them out for coffee. Ask how you might help support your local neighborhood schools. Write your school board members a thank you note. Let them know you appreciate what they do for students in Colleton County School District.

 The men and women serving CCSD are: Charles Murdaugh District 1 Vice Chair, Tim Mabry District 2, Gail Doggette District 3, Darlene Miller District 4, Mary T. Jones District 5, Harry Jenkins District 6 Chair, and Patricia Simmons District 7.


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