White County observes School Board Appreciation Week


 School Board Appreciation Week was observed Jan. 21-27, 2024, in Tennessee. The White County School District joined public school districts from across the state to celebrate this designation and honor local board members for their commitment to White County and its students.

The theme “School Boards: Unlocking Opportunities” reminds community members to celebrate school boards’ unique role in building a future for their students, advocating for education, and governing their local public schools.

As the elected/appointed representatives of the people in their local communities, they represent their communities’ voice and vision for the future of their public schools.

“I want to express my gratitude to our school board during this School Board Appreciation Week,” Director of Schools Kurt Dronebarger said. “Our school board members’ commitment to excellence helps ensure that our students receive a quality education that prepares them for a successful future.  I am thankful for each of them and their commitment and leadership.”

The White County Board of Education serves as the governing body of the school system. The board holds its regularly scheduled meeting on the second Thursday of each month to discuss policy and other agenda items.

The school board’s main goal is to support student achievement. According to the White County School Board’s five-year strategic plan, the White County School System envisions that all students will:

  • Succeed in school
  • Be responsible, productive, and contributing citizens
  • Hold high expectations for themselves
  • Value education
  • Leave school with the knowledge to succeed in life
  • Make responsible career choices
  • Strive to achieve proficiency and beyond in all curriculum areas and on standardized tests

The members serving White County are as follows: Diana Haston, District One; Chairman Bob Young, District Two; Adam Hickey, District Three; Dewayne Howard, District Four; Jayson McDonald, District Five; Sherrie Stone, District Six; Tracy Fowler, District Seven.

During the November board meeting, the White County School Board welcomed two student board members, White County High School senior Max Simmons and junior Joy McGill.

For more information such as school board policies, district maps, and the five-year strategic plan, visit www.whitecoschools.net     


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