School Board Appreciation Week

Thursday, 24 January 2019

Front row- L-R: Chairman Nathan Sanders, Vice Chairman Travis Turney, back row: Bruce Daniel, Brian Elrod ,and Javin Fann.

School Board Appreciation Week in Tennessee is underway now thru Saturday. This week helps build awareness and understanding of the vital functions our locally elected boards of education play in our community. Cannon County Schools are joining public school districts from across the state to celebrate School Board Appreciation Week and honor local board members for their commitment to Cannon County and its children.
Director of Cannon County Schools, William F. Curtis commented, “Our school system is the backbone of our community, and these men and women devote countless hours to making sure our schools are helping every child. There is no greater honor that can be bestowed upon a citizen than membership on a local board of education. They spend countless hours studying the issues and regulations and make the tough decisions when called upon to ensure the type of accountability people expect.”
Director Curtis said the key work of school boards is to:
•        Create a vision for what the community wants the school district to be and for making student achievement the top priority;
•        Establish standards for what students will be expected to learn and be able to do;
•        Ensure progress is measured to be sure the district’s goals are achieved and students are learning at expected levels;
•        Create a safe, orderly climate where students can learn and teachers can teach;
•        Form partnerships with others in the community to solve common problems; and
•        Focus attention on the need for continuous improvement by questioning, refining and revising issues related to student achievement.
“Our local school board shapes the future of education in Cannon County by influencing the high-quality of education that our children and youth receive. The Cannon County Board of Education shows its commitment to educational excellence and equity – and for that we are very grateful for their attitude of service. They personify the Mission of Cannon County Schools – Preparing ALL Students for Their Future through our VISION – The New E3 – Engaged in Excellence Every Day!”