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Long Co. names Special Education Teacher of Year
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The Long County Board of Education recently recognized Brittany Mallard, holding plaque, as the school systems 2016 Special Education Teacher of the Year. Pictured with her from left are board member Dennis DeLoach, Chairwoman Janet Watford, and members Julie Dawson, Dr. Carolyn Williamson and Florence Baggs. - photo by Photo provided.

The Long County Board of Education recently recognized the school system’s 2016 Special Education Teacher of the Year.

Second-year teacher Brittany Mallard received this year’s award and was presented with a plaque by Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters.

The superintendent praised Mallard’s work ethic and said she was a positive example for other employees.

In other business, the board approved postponing its upcoming meeting from March 14 to March 21 because schools will be closed March 14 for a holiday.

Waters also told the board that changes had been made to the transportation handbook. He said the revised handbook would be presented to the members at the March meeting for their review. Waters said bus drivers had recently gone through training and that monitors would be placed on buses.

With this action, the board also approved hiring six monitors.

The board also approved field trips for the high school’s band and Future Business Leaders of America.

The band was approved to attend a concert in Washington during spring break, and FBLA was approved to attend a state leadership conference at the Classic Center in Athens in March.

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