We join in a statewide celebration to salute the efforts of local school board members. March 13-17, 2017 is School Board Appreciation Week in Georgia. The weeklong observance calls attention to the contributions of local boards of education.
As constitutional officers of Georgia, school board members are responsible for setting educational policies, employing school personnel, providing buildings and equipment, operating a transportation system and disbursing school funds. As community leaders, school board members serve as advocates for the children in local public schools and must study, evaluate and decide what actions are in the best interest of those students.