Superintendent Scarlett Copeland is proud to report that the Appling County Board of Education has pursued becoming a “Board of Standards”. The Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) offers this program to recognize boards that are committed to following the standards listed and provide recognition when they are successful.
In order to participate in the program the board must give approval for the process to begin and then a Board of Standards Committee must be formed in order to review the eight standards. The Board of Standards consisted of Peggy Miles (Chair), Danita Hayes, Minnie Barnes (Board Chair), Randy Sellers, Richard Riddle, and Scarlett Copeland. The committee was charged with eight standards which were: Vision/Philosophy/Goals; Systematic Improvement; Organizational Structue/ Board Operations: in the area of Policy Development; Board Operations: in the area of Board Meetings; Board Operations in the area of Personnel; Board Operations: in the area of Financial Management; Board/Staff/Community Relations.
The Board of Standards Committee met to review these eight standards which contained several indicators under each standard. Evidence was provided for each indicator that was presented. The committee had to determine if the indicators were “Satisfactory”, “Needed Improvement”, or “Don’t Know”.
The formal rating of the committee was that the board of education had met all eight standards. The Board of Standards Committee then made this recommendation to the Board of Education. Superintendent Scarlett Copeland reported that she is extremely pleased we have accomplished this meaningful task and she and the board look forward to being formally recognized in December by the Georgia School Boards Association.