“Members of the Bath County Board of Education are responsible for overseeing a $20 million budget and for implementing policies and making decisions that are aimed at ensuring that every child in their district is successful both as a student and as a future citizen of their community,” Kennedy said. “To do this, they must keep up with changes in education laws and regulations and spend hours on their own annual professional development and training.”
Bath County Schools Superintendent Harvey Tackett noted much of that work takes place outside the Board Office.
“Because the voting, discussions and actions school board members take happen during their public meetings, we tend to forget about their other ‘actions’ in support of the Bath County school system, its students, and their families. This includes talking to parents and others in the community, representing the district at community events, attending school activities and athletic contests, and oftentimes acting as students themselves in studying materials to prepare for their board meetings,” Harvey Tackett said.
“I’m thankful to be able to work with this group of elected leaders,” he added, “and I would like to ask the community to express their thanks to them as well this month.”