Duane McGee, Superintendent of Bibb County schools was recently recognized by the School Superintendents of Alabama (SSA) with its Legislative Engagement Award for District 7 at the Annual SSA Conference held in Montgomery, March 5.
Before this year’s legislative session began, McGee, President of District 7, organized a meeting and luncheon of District 7 Superintendents as well as state legislators from that area to talk about educational needs and the upcoming session.
According to Ryan Hollingsworth, SSA Executive Director, “Mr. McGee organized the event, found sponsors for the luncheon and had 12 of 13 superintendents at the meeting. It would have been 13 of 13 but one was out of state. There were also six legislators at this meeting and he facilitated excellent interaction between the two groups. In fact, the two groups were so engaged that they ran into lunch time and the meeting moved from that room to The Half Shell where it continued with no one leaving. This was by far the most productive and engaging district meeting I attended this year.”
McGee said, “I am honored to have been given this award, but I really have to thank SSA and my State Representative April Weaver, for helping me get this meeting together.
McGee was recognized by Board President Mike Oakley at the latest Bibb County Board of Education meeting for having received the award and for bringing positive recognition to the Bibb County school system.
McGee serves as President of District 7 which includes the following school systems and Superintendents:
These State Legislators are involved with District 7
“SSA promotes public education, advocates for children and youth in our state, provides a unified voice for school superintendents in our state and provides our members with pertinent information about public education. When the legislature is in session, we assign superintendents to be in the State House and to engage legislators concerning our budget and policy priorities. As the District 7 President, Duane McGee is very organized and effective, and it showed with the results of the meeting.”