The next School Board meeting will be Tuesday, January 27th at 6:00 in the THS Media Center. Click here for the School Board Meeting Agenda.
School Board members help to maintain local control of Thomasville's schools
Thomasville City Schools have joined school systems throughout the state to salute local education leaders during Alabama’s annual School Board Member Recognition Month 2015.
The commemorative month in January is designed to recognize the contributions made by Alabama's more than 800 local school board members, including the members of the Thomasville Board of Education, who are charged with governing public education under state law.
Alabama school board members are chosen by their communities through election or appointment to manage local schools. They oversee multimillion-dollar budgets which fund education programs for more than 746,204 Alabama schoolchildren. Thomasville's local school board members are part of a statewide team that supervises 90,821 employees, including 46,232 teachers, 3,218 administrators, and 35,574 support workers and others in 1,491 schools.
These volunteer leaders also are responsible for formulating school system policy, approving curricula, maintaining school facilities, and adhering to state and federal education law. Legal concerns and the complexities of school finance, including budgeting and taxation, require them to spend many hours in board training programs and personal study to enhance their understanding of these issues.
"Our deepest appreciation is extended to the dedicated men and women who make it possible for local citizens to participate in education in our community," stated Dr. Vic Adkison, superintendent. "We salute the public servants of the Thomasville City School System whose commitment and civic responsibility make local control of public schools in our community possible: Chris Beverly, Sharon Buford, Marshall Pritchett, Gary Schreiner, and Beverly Walker."
Please join the Community of Thomasville and say “thanks” to these dedicated School Board members during Alabama’s 23rd School Board Member Recognition Month.
The Fiscal Year 2014 Accountability Reports are available upon request. These reports include Funding and Expenditures Reports by Fund Source, Cost Center and Program, School Safety and Discipline Reports. Please contact Linda McGhee, Chief School Finance Officer, at email@example.com or 334-636-9955.