District 7 Honoring Local School Board Members
Spartanburg School District 7 is joining districts throughout the state and nation to celebrate School Board Recognition Month this January. On Tuesday, January 9, 2018 when District 7 trustees gathered for their first meeting of the new year, Superintendent Dr. Russell Booker welcomed the group back and applauded their contributions to public education.
“This month we honor the year-round commitment school board members make to our District and to the community,” said Booker. “District 7 has long been fortunate to enjoy the leadership of dedicated men and women who go above and beyond to care about our children and to advance our schools. While the efforts of school board members often go unrecognized, our Board is the governing body of this school system. Our trustees develop policies and make tough decisions on complex educational and social issues. They also bear responsibility for an annual budget, for 7400 students, 1200 employees, and more than a dozen District facilities.”
District 7 is pleased to welcome new member, Jeff Mason to the Board. Mason is a 2007 graduate of Spartanburg High School and will serve alongside Vernon Beatty, Meg Clayton, Rick Gray, Andy Hayes, Sanders Lee, Clay Mahaffey, Sharon Porter, and Ernest White. Collectively, these elected officials bring more than 100 years of service to the Spartanburg District 7 community.
This year, the South Carolina School Boards Association is using the theme, “Superheroes for Public Education,” to spotlight the role school boards play in championing children and advocating for excellence in our schools. More than 600 locally-elected and appointed school board members throughout the state will be officially recognized by schools and communities this month for their service and dedication to public education. In his proclamation honoring boards across South Carolina, Governor Henry McMaster encouraged all South Carolinians to recognize the contributions of local school boards to the academic success of public school students across the Palmetto State.