posted Jan 18, 2017, 6:47 PM by Jackie Wallace
updated Jan 18, 2017, 6:50 PM
Fairfield County School District joined 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 “School Boards Stand Up 4 SC Public Schools” recognizes the important roles school boards play in promoting and advocating for quality education. 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. This month-long observance is an opportunity to build community awareness and understanding about the crucial role school boards assume in a representative democracy. School board members voluntarily tackle the enormous job of governing school districts while preserving the core of our democratic values.