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BoE earns statewide honor
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Liberty County BoE members Marcia Anderson, Harold Woods, Verdell Jones, Carol Guyett, Becky Carter, Chairwoman Lily Baker and Charlie Frasier, and Superintendent of Schools Judy Scherer stand with stand Georgia School Boards Association officials and state Superintendent Kathy Cox on the stage where they accepted a School Board of Distinction Award in Atlanta. - photo by Photo provided.
The Liberty County Board of Education has been recognized by the Georgia School Boards Association as a School Board of Distinction.
Members accepted the award during the GSBA’s annual conference Dec. 4-5 in Atlanta.
“The award is in recognition of the continuous effort of the board to improve education for all of the students of Liberty County and for its own efforts to upgrade and increase its own standards of performance,” Superintendent Judy Scherer said. “We are very proud of their accomplishment.”
Liberty County is one of six boards in the state that received the honor, which recognizes boards that achieve the following goals:
* Complying with GSBA standards for local education
* Implementing the GSBA board/leadership team self assessment checklist
* Formalizing the superintendent evaluation incorporating district goals
* Providing online access to the local district policy manual
* Providing online access to monthly board meeting agendas
* Having a stated plan to integrate technology at the local district governance level
The board was honored again for its achievement during a regular school board meeting Thursday night.
During the meeting, members looked ahead to the 2010-11 school year, approving tentative calendars for the district and for school board meetings. Board member Lily Baker also presented an informational item, asking members to consider changing the current community forum format to a town hall meeting format.
Baker said a town hall could allow for better discussion between school officials and residents, and it could be moved around town rather than being held in a single location.
The school board will meet again after the New Year, on Jan. 12.
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