The current Heard County Board of Education at a recent meeting honoring HCHS teacher Molly Engel (L-R): Mike Crockett, Ashley Awbrey, Greg Holcomb, Molly Engel, Chad Wood, and Roger Harrod
(Franklin, GA) — The Heard County School System is joining in a statewide celebration this week (March 13-17) to salute the efforts of local school board members.
This week 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’s voice on education matters and to set the vision for the school district.
“We are blessed to have these five men and women serve our students in Heard County,” says superintendent Rodney Kay. “They have helped develop the mindset of putting kids first.”
“Our Board of Education spends countless hours fulfilling its responsibilities and working together to continually improve our education system,” added the first year superintendent. “School boards represent a continuing commitment to local citizen control and decision-making in education, and we are grateful for our board’s service to our students.”
As constitutional officers of Georgia, school board members are responsible for setting educational policies, providing buildings and equipment, operating a transportation system and disbursing school funds.
As community leaders, school board members serve as advocates for the children of the public school system of Heard County and must study, evaluate and decide what actions are in the best interest of those students.
Current Heard County Board of Education members include Chairman, Mr. Roger Harrod (15 years of service), Vice-Chairman, Mr. Mike Crockett (24 years of service), Mr. Chad Wood (5 years of service), Mrs. Ashley Awbrey (1 year of service), and Mr. Greg Holcomb (first year member).