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Tennessee School Board Appreciation Week is this week

Saturday, January 26, 2013

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Dyersburg City School Board: From left, standing, Vice Chairman Joe Yates, Dr. Scott Self, Hubert Jones, Gleyn Twilla; sitting, Kathy Taylor, Chairwoman Amy Heckethorn, and Chastity Pirtle.
Dyersburg City Schools will join school districts throughout the state to salute their local education leaders during Tennessee's annual School Board Appreciation Week Jan. 27 through Feb. 2. The commemorative week is designed to recognize the contributions made by Tennessee's school board members, who are charged with governing public education under state law.

Tennessee 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 935,000 students in approximately 1,784 schools. Their personnel decisions affect more than 69,500 teachers, administrators and support workers.

These volunteers also are responsible for formulating school district 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.

Dyersburg City Schools salute the public servants of the Dyersburg City School Board whose commitment and civic responsibility make local control of public schools in our community possible.

Members are: Amy Heckethorn, Joe Yates, Hubert Jones, Kathy Taylor, Chastity Pirtle, Dr. Scott Self and Gleyn Twilla.



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