The Anderson School District One Board was recognized for their service and commitment to students during their regular board meeting Tuesday. Pictured are (L-R front): Batgirl (Emma Kate Smith), Board Member Melissa Hood, Captain America (Trinity Harrison), Board Member Brenda Ellison, Spiderman (Kormac Harrison), Board Member Pat Cox and Supergirl (Isabella Smith). (L-R back): Nancy Upton Board Chair, Board members David Merritt and Mike Wilson.
AD1 Board Members recognized for service
School District One Board Members include Chairman Nancy Upton, Dr. Doug Atkins, Pat Cox, Brenda Ellison, Melissa Hood, David Merritt and Mike Wilson. The theme for 2018 was Superheroes for Public Education. They were presented cards from Anderson One schools, staff and students and thanked for their leadership and service.
Jane Harrison, Assistant Superintendent, shared with the board the importance they play in providing financial resources, leadership and guidance for the district to be innovative and provide the best education for all students. Harrison stated “Our school board members are the greatest cheerleaders for our district teachers. They provide the necessary ingredients to create success and allow us to compete with some of the best in the state.”
Superintendent David Havird said, “In Anderson District One, school board members develop policies and make challenging decisions on complex educational and social issues impacting the entire community and they bear responsibility for an annual general fund budget of 67 million dollars, 10,000 students, 1050 employees and 15 buildings.”
“Our school board members work collaborating as a team to provide guidance,” Havird said. “Serving on a school board requires an unselfish devotion of time and service to carry out the mission and business of the district. Our board members conduct their duties with focus, inquiry, courage and impact as it relates to making decisions in the best interest of students. Therefore, Anderson District One is proud to acknowledge the dedicated service and invaluable contributions made by the members of our board. Serving as a school board member is the truest form of public service because of the impact members make on students and the community.”