(Monroe, GA) – The Walton County School District is joining in a statewide celebration to salute the efforts of local school board members. March 13-17 has been proclaimed School Board Appreciation Week in Georgia. This weeklong observance calls attention to the positive contributions of our local board of education.
“Walton County’s citizens elect board members to represent the community’s voice on education matters and to set the vision for our school district,” said Superintendent Nathan Franklin. “Our board members spend countless hours fulfilling their responsibilities and working together to pursue excellence in our education system.”
Board of Education members currently serving our school district:
District 1 – Mr. Lynn Hill
District 2 – Mr. Jeremy Kilburn
District 3 – Ms. Diane Turner
District 4 – Mr. Coleman Landers
District 5 – Mr. Tom Gibson (Vice-Chair)
District 6 – Ms. Gwen Cantrell
District 7 – Mr. David Breedlove (Chair)
As constitutional officers of Georgia, school board members are responsible for setting educational policies, employing school personnel, providing buildings and equipment, operating a transportation system and disbursing school funds. As community leaders, school board members serve as advocates for the children in local public schools and must study, evaluate and decide what actions are in the best interest of those students.
Earlier this year, the Walton County School District Board of Education was recognized by the Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) as an Exemplary School Board for their exemplary leadership and dedication to education. The mission of GSBA is to ensure excellence in the governance of local school systems by providing leadership, advocacy and services, and by representing the collective resolve of Georgia’s elected boards of education. Please visit gsba.com for more information.
The Walton County School District serves around 14,000 students in 15 schools including nine elementary schools, three middle schools and three high schools. The mission of the Walton County School District is to ensure that all students learn. The district values students as individuals with unique intellectual, physical, social and emotional needs. For more information, please visit www.walton.k12.ga.us.