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Long BoE honored on appreciation week
MR BoE Recognized
Members of the Long County Board of Education pose with the awards they received in honor of School Board Appreciation Week. - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle
LUDOWICI — The Long County School Board was recognized at its March 9 meeting by Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters in honor of School Board Appreciation Week.
Board members got treats and refreshments, which had been put together by students from each of the three schools. Each member also received gifts from schools and local businesses.
Members are Chairwoman Florence Baggs, Vice Chairman Dempsey Golden and members Linda DeLoach, Billy Hall and Emma Strickland.
Also recognized was Kim Chapman as the special education teacher of the year. Chapman received a certificate from Long County High School Principal Dr. Delores Mallard.
The superintendent asked the board to hire a construction project manager to oversee additions being added to the schools and construciton of the proposed high school.
According to Waters, the fees for this position would vary, but usually are approximately four-seven percent of the total cost of the construction plan.
The board approved Waters, researching more information, to be presented back to them.
In other business, the board:
• Approved bidding out a proposed modular classrooms at Smiley Elementary School.
• Approved hosting the Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours meeting for March.
• Appointed Smiley Elementary School Assistant Principal Ann Thompson to the Long County Public Library Board
• Rescheduled the April meeting from the 13th to the 6th because of the school system’s spring break.
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