Bath County School Board Members Honored In January
January 2, 2013 – The students, faculty, staff and administrators of the Bath County Schools are saluting this community’s elected education leaders during January in Kentucky’s 18th annual observation of School Board Recognition Month.
Mr. Hurschell Rawlings, Mrs. Sandy Crouch, Mrs. Barbara Razor, Mrs. Connie Grimes and Ms. Shelly Sanders are among the 872 school board members being honored across the Commonwealth this month by 174 local school districts.
“Our school board members do far more than show up at one meeting a month, cast a few votes, pocket their total compensation of $75 and go home,” said Mr. Harvey Tackett, Superintendent of Bath County Schools. “Most folks would be very surprised at the hours of preparation, of questions, of discussion of options and sometimes differences of opinion in which our board members are involved for all of the issues that come up at every meeting and work session.”
“Our district is working in a new state school assessment system that gave us some good measurements as well as some challenges when the scores came out a few weeks ago,” Mr. Tackett said. “The board members are right in there as key players with the teachers and principals as we work to move every child to proficiency in learning skills. Our board members have spent countless hours gaining an understanding of the new accountability system to prepare themselves to make the decisions that will support our district wide improvement.”
“I’m proud to work side by side with this group of selfless colleagues. The people of our community should be just as proud,” Tackett said. “I’d like to invite everyone to thank our board members for the important work they are doing.”
At our January 22, 2013, Board meeting we will be celebrating our board members with a reception before the 7:00 p.m. meeting.