Members of the McDuffie County Board of Education were recognized at their August 10 planning meeting for successfully completing board member training activities sponsored by the Georgia School Boards Association.
Receiving certificates of recognition were members: Chairwoman Georgia Hobbs, Vice Chairman Rick McCorkle, Greg Derry, Bob Smith, Dexter Lovins, Ella Samuels and Dorothy Hart.
Georgia was among the first states in the nation to require local school board members receive training to ensure quality educational leadership. Board members receive training on topics such as: Georgia's Quality Basic Education Act (QBE), budgeting and financing, legal and policy issues, school and community relations and the roles and responsibilities of the school board.
"By participating in training and board development activities, local school board members show their dedication to improving the educational system for the students within their communities," said Jeannie M. (Sis) Henry, GSBA Executive Director. "Life-long learning doesn't just apply to our students; it applies to all of us -- especially to those in a leadership role in public education."
The Georgia School Boards Association is a non-profit association representing Georgia's locally elected school boards.