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January is School Board Appreciation Month

By Oliver Holley


Tyrrell County Schools

Have you thanked a school board member lately?

School board members exemplify local citizen control and decision making in education. They volunteer hundreds of hours and an immeasurable amount of energy to assure that our schools are providing the best education possible for the children of our community. That is why we are taking this opportunity to recognize them during School Board Appreciation Month in January.

School board members are citizens whose decisions affect our children – what they learn, who will teach them, and what kinds of facilities house their classrooms.

Our school board is one of 115 boards across the state.

With the advice and counsel of the educational professionals they hire, our school board has an impact on virtually every aspect of our schools. This is a huge responsibility and one that should not be taken lightly. They represent you, and they take this responsibility seriously by attending meetings and conferences where they broaden their knowledge about governance of education. Too often, we neglect to recognize the dedication and hard work of these men and women who represent us.

The staff and students of our school district are asking all local citizens to take a moment to tell a school board member “thanks for caring about our children’s education.”

We salute the Tyrrell County Schools Board of Education whose dedication and civic responsibility make local control of public schools in our community possible. We applaud them for their vision and voice to help shape a better tomorrow.

Tyrrell County Schools Board of Education Members:

Lee Scripture, Chairman; Karen Clough, Vice Chairman; Carlos Armstrong; Robin Dunbar; and Janie Spencer.