JACKSBORO, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) – The Campbell County School System will join other Tennessee school districts in saluting our local education leaders during Tennessee’s annual School Board Appreciation Week from Jan. 23-29. During this week, we take a moment to recognize the value of their work to our students and our communities. This is a time to show our appreciation and to begin to better understand how school board members work together to provide leadership for our schools to build a future for our students. See the governor’s proclamation HERE.

The school board works closely with parents, education professionals, and community members to create the educational vision we want for our students. It then formulates goals, defines results and sets the course for a quality and equitable educational program for all students.

The school board is accountable to the public. The school board also is a strong advocate for public schools and is responsible for communicating the needs of the school district to the public and the public’s expectations to the district. These volunteer leaders are responsible for defining school district policy, approving the curriculum, maintaining school facilities, and adhering to state and federal education laws. 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. School board members are elected by their communities to manage the local schools. They oversee multimillion-dollar budgets, which fund education programs for more than 4500 students in approximately 13 schools. Their personnel decisions affect more than 375 teachers, administrators, and support staff. Our deepest appreciation is extended to the dedicated men and women who make it possible for local citizens to participate in education.

We honor the public servants of the Campbell School Board whose commitment and civic responsibility make local control of public schools in our community possible: Lisa Fields, Jeffrey Miller, Brent Lester, Sharon Ridenour, Johnny Byrge, Faye Heatherly, Josh James, Ronnie Lasley, Crystal Creekmore, and Steve Morgan.

Please join us by saying thank you to our school board members during Tennessee’s School Board Appreciation Week.

Thank you,

Jennifer Fields

Director of Schools

(WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 01/26/2022-6AM)