For the month of January 2019 the Bibb County School Systems are joining all of the public school systems across the state to celebrate School Board Member Recognition Month and honor local board members for their commitment to Bibb County and its children.

The Bibb County Board of Education meeting on December 11, 2018
The Bibb County Board of Education meeting on December 11, 2018

Photo by The Bibb Voice

“It takes strong schools to build a strong community, and these men and women devote countless hours to making sure our schools are helping every child learn at a higher level,” said Superintendent Duane McGee. “They make tough decisions every month and spend many hours studying education issues and regulations in order to provide the kind of accountability our citizens expect.”

McGee said the key work of school boards is to raise student achievement by:

  • Creating a vision for what the community wants the school system to be and for making student achievement the top priority;
  • Establishing standards for what students will be expected to learn and be able to do;
  • Ensuring progress is measured to be sure the systems goals are achieved and students are learning at expected levels;
  • Being accountable for their decisions and actions by continually tracking and reporting results;
  • Aligning the system’s resources – human and financial – around its improvement goals;
  • Creating a safe, orderly climate where students can learn and teachers can teach;
  • Forming partnerships with others in the community to solve common problems; and
  • Focusing attention on the need for continuous improvement by questioning, refining and revising issues related to student achievement.

“School board members give the Bibb County citizens a voice in education decision making. Even though we make a special effort to show our appreciation in January, their contribution is a year round commitment,” McGee said.

(L-R)Mike McMillan, Duane McGee (Supt.), Elaine Jones, Billie Dailey, Mike Oakley (Chairman), Morris Moody

Photo by Bridget Stokes

The members of the Bibb County Board of Education are: Mike Oakley (President) District 1, Mike McMillan District 2, Morris Moody District 3, Elaine Jones District 5 and Billie Dailey District 4.