Return to Headlines

District 50 Celebrates School Board Recognition Month

local Greenwood School District 50 will join school districts throughout the state and nation to celebrate School Board Recognition Month in January. More than 600 locally-elected and appointed school board members throughout the state will be recognized by schools and communities for their service and dedication to public education.

The theme “Local Voice, People’s Choice” highlights the fact that school board members are elected/appointed by the people in their local communities to represent their voice and to ensure the success of schools and students.

In District 50, school board members develop policies and make tough decisions on complex educational and social issues impacting the entire community. They bear responsibility for an annual budget of $72 million, 9,000 students, 1,300 employees and 16 school buildings.

As a part of School Board Recognition Month, District 50 board members will participate in an official signing of the South Carolina School Board Member Ethical Principles during their January school board meeting. By signing the principles, school board members will publicly vow to uphold effective governance principles and pledge to improve public education in their community.

Board members will also receive special gifts from middle and high schools at the Board meeting. During the month, Board members will be invited to visit elementary schools for a special visit.