The Jackson County School Board met for their regular monthly meeting last week. The first item on the agenda following the approval of minutes was the changing of the guards. Stacey Goodson has been chairman of the board for the past year with Dr. Terry Nichols serving as vice-chairman. Tuesday afternoon, the gavel passed to Dr. Terry Nichols to serve as chairman of the board for the coming year. School board member Charlotte Gardner will serve as vice-chairman.
Coming as a surprise to many, Dr. Terry Nichols announced he will not be seeking re-election to the school board when his present term expires. Nichols would be scheduled to run for re-election in 2018 should he decide to run for another term.
In other business, the school board recognized Sneads Elementary School for being recognized by the Department of Education as one of Florida’s “Schools of Excellence”.
At the board workshop the previous Thursday, the school board recognized the cheerleaders from Hope School for bringing home the gold at the State Special Olympics. This was the first year that cheerleading had been given awards as a competition with Hope School taking home the first gold medal win!
Also recognized at the workshop was the Cottondale High School FFA Agriculture Communications Team for their 11th place finish at the National FFA Convention. Team member Caleb Reed was recognized for finishing first place in the nation on the written exam of the competition.