Board of Education
WHITFIELD COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION
The Whitfield County Board of Education has been recognized as a Georgia School Board Association (GSBA) Exemplary School Board for four consecutive years. The Board met or exceeded the criteria set forth by GSBA to become one of 66 out of 181 public school boards to earn Exemplary status in 2023. The Board was also named a recipient of a GSBA Leading Edge Award in 2022 and 2023.
The GSBA School Board Recognition Program requires a high level of commitment from school board members. The ultimate goal is to provide a platform based on governance standards which challenges boards, but creates a culture of success for students and communities. For more information on the GSBA School Board Recognition Program, please visit www.gsba.com.
The Whitfield County Board of Education is made up of five members. Four of the members represent one of four voting districts with a fifth member serving at-large to represent the entire school district. Whitfield County school board members serve alternating four-year terms.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE BOARD
The Board of Education is responsible for setting policy and managing the budget for the school district. The superintendent serves as the school board’s chief executive officer and, in partnership with district staff, is responsible for the daily operation of the school district. The superintendent reports directly to the school board and is responsible for carrying out local school board policies, the policies set by the Georgia Board of Education, and ensuring compliance with state and federal education laws.
School Board Meetings
School board members generally meet on the first Monday of each month (with some exceptions for holidays). The board's meetings are posted on the district calendar and collected in this one-page meeting schedule. The Board of Education convenes for a work session at 5:30 p.m. prior to its regular monthly meetings that begin at 6:30 p.m. All regular board meetings begin in open session and may include an executive session that is closed to the public. The public portion of the meeting includes a time for public comments.
The Board of Education is responsible for setting policy and managing the budget for the school district. The superintendent serves as the school board’s chief executive officer and, in partnership with district staff, is responsible for the daily operation of the school district.