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First row: Beth Harris, Naomi Buckner, Rob Varner, David F. Lewis, John Wells, Athavia Senior. Second row: Shannon Smallman, Cathy Williams, Patricia Hugley Green, Greg Ellington, Mark Cantrell First row: Beth Harris, Naomi Buckner, Rob Varner, David F. Lewis, John Wells, Athavia Senior. Second row: Shannon Smallman, Cathy Williams, Patricia Hugley Green, Greg Ellington, Mark Cantrell
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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

 The week of March 17- 21, 2014, is School Board Appreciation Week in Georgia. It is a weeklong observance that calls attention to the contributions of local boards of education. The Georgia School Board Association (GSBA) sponsors the celebration.

"It's a privilege to serve our students, teachers, parents, administrators, citizens, district and the entire community," said Board Chair Rob Varner. "We are committed advocates for all of our children in our public schools."

School board members are constitutional officers of Georgia who are responsible for setting educational policies, employing school personnel, providing buildings and equipment, operating a transportation system and disbursing school funds.

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 180 elected boards of education.

"We commend the Board of Education for fulfilling its responsibilities and working together to continually improve our education system," said David Lewis, Superintendent of Education.

Board Members:

Beth Harris
District 8
Chair Personnel Committee

Naomi Buckner
District 4
Chair Education Committee

Rob Varner
District 5
Board Chairman

John Wells
District 2
Chair Finance Committee

Athavia Senior
District 3
Chair Discipline Committee

Shannon Smallman
District 7
Chair Policy Committee

Cathy Williams
At Large Member
Chair Property Committee

Patricia Hugley Green
District 1
Board Vice-Chair

Mark Cantrell
District 6
Chair Construction Committee

For more information, contact communications@muscogee.k12.ga.us, or call (706) 748-2034. You can also visit their page on the Muscogee County School District website.

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