Clover School District will join school districts throughout the state to celebrate School Board Recognition Month in January.
More than 630 elected and appointed school board members throughout South Carolina will be recognized by schools and communities for their service and dedication to public education.
The theme of this year’s celebration, “School Boards Speak Out For Public Schools,” reflects the combined commitment of school boards to lead and advocate for quality and accountable public schools that ensure all students achieve.
“We’re proud of our district and our board members, and School Board Recognition Month is the time to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of our elected trustees,” Superintendent Dr. Marc Sosne said.
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In Clover, 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, 6,500 students, more than 1,000 employees and 12 buildings.
“School board members help preserve the core of our democracy — public education,” Sosne said.Clover School District will honor board members at the Jan. 24 meeting by donating books to each school’s media center dedicated to each of the acting board members.
The men and women serving Clover are Franklin Pendleton, Joe Gordon, Mack McCarter, Melanie Wilson, Sherri Ciurlik, Jack Grier and Barbara Parrish.