FCSD3 Celebrates School Board Recognition Month

FCSD3 Celebrates School Board Recognition Month
Posted on 01/17/2019

Florence County School District Three is joining school districts throughout the state and nation to celebrate School Board Recognition Month in January. More than 600 locally-elected and appointed school board members throughout the state will be recognized by schools and communities for their service and dedication to public education.

The theme “Local Voice, People’s Choice” highlights the fact that school board members are elected/appointed by the people in their local communities to represent their voice and to ensure the success of schools and students.

“The efforts of school board members often go unrecognized,” said Superintendent Laura Hickson. “This month we honor the year-round commitment that school board members make to our district and the community.”

In FCSD3, school board members develop policies and make tough decisions on complex educational and social issues impacting the entire community. They bear responsibility for an annual budget of $29 million, 3,400 students, over 500 employees and nine campuses

As a part of School Board Recognition Month, FCSD3 board members participated in an official signing of the South Carolina School Board Member Ethical Principles during their January school board meeting. By signing the principles, school board members publicly vowed to uphold effective governance principles and pledged to improve public education in their community.

The men and women serving FCSD3 and their years of service are: Barbara Singletary-Bryant (seven years), Paula Morris (15 years), Almeta Fleming (two years), Rutha Frieson (one year), Dr. Julia Mims (seven years) Jac’Kel Brown (newly appointed), Jason Kirby (newly appointed), Gloria Robinson (newly appointed) and Mattie Thomas (newly appointed).