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January is School Board Recognition Month and we want to thank our board members for the job they do. 

We are fortunate to have Sherry Robinson, Dr. Chandra Varia, Linda Gearheart, William “Junior” Newsome and Rhonda Meade serving our students and our communities. 

Our board members are responsible for Floyd County’s most precious resource and the key to its future – our children and their educational opportunities. They serve to improve opportunities for children, to ensure a work ready community and because they believe in the important role public education plays in creating communities. 

Our board members serve with minimal compensation and maximum effort. They spend hours reading and analyzing reports in order to prepare for meetings and hours attending required trainings on finance, charter schools, ethics, leadership and other topics. Changes made at the state level mean that board members will examine our policies and budget to decide how to meet the new requirements. Most importantly, our board members know they are part of the community and want to be prepared to answer questions about district operations at the grocery store or at the board table. 

Thanks to the forward thinking of our board members, students in 5th-12th grade have a device to use at school and home, and FCECA students are still graduating with associates degrees and high school diplomas. This year students are in a new program to explore vocational careers. 

For all these reasons and more, I hope everyone will join us in thanking and supporting them.

Danny Adkins

Floyd County Schools 

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