School Board Appreciation Week in Georgia

The Hall County School District is joining in a statewide celebration this week to salute the efforts of local school board members. The week of March 12-16, 2018, has been proclaimed School Board Appreciation Week in Georgia. The weeklong observance calls attention to the contributions of local boards of education.

“I continue to appreciate the unique and important role that board of education members fill,” said Superintendent Will Schofield. “They represent the future of our communities and live out the principles of Jacksonian democracy that our forefathers envisioned at every level of government.”

At the March 12, 2018 work session of the Hall County Board of Education, Superintendent Schofield will present certificates to each or our district’s five board members in our celebration of their service to the children of Hall County:

• Mr. Nath Morris, District 1 Representative and Board Chair, 17 years of service.
• Mr. Craig Herrington, District 2 Representative and Vice Chair, 17 years of service
• Mr. Brian Sloan, Distrcit 3 Representative, 11 years of service
• Mr. Sam Chapman, District 4 Representative, 11 years of service
• Mr. Bill Thompson, At-Large Representative, 7 years of service

As constitutional officers of Georgia, school board members are responsible for setting educational policies, employing school personnel, providing buildings and equipment, operating a transportation system and disbursing school funds. As community leaders, school board members serve as advocates for the children in local public schools and must study, evaluate and decide what actions are in the best interest of those students.

The Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) sponsors the celebration. The mission of GSBA is to ensure excellence in the governance of local school systems by providing leadership, advocacy and services, and by representing the collective resolve of Georgia’s elected boards of education. Please visit for more information.