January is School Board Appreciation Month


School Boards: Locally Owned and Operated Since Forever

January is School Board Appreciation Month



School Board Recognized for Service in January


Fitzgerald Lytch, Chairman; Ethel Taylor, Vice Chair; Burt Rogers Secretary; Kenneth Bethea; Earl Gleason, Jr.; Mike McRae; Alex Lewis, and Ray Rogers, Superintendent

Dillon School District Four will join 82 other school districts throughout the state to celebrate School Board Recognition Month in January. More than 630 elected and appointed school board members throughout South Carolina will be recognized by schools and communities for their service and dedication to public education.


The theme of this year’s celebration, “School Boards: Locally Owned and Operated Since Forever,” reinforces the roles and responsibilities of school boards and the ownership they take for governing their local public schools. They are elected/appointed by the people in their local communities to represent their voice and vision for their public schools.


“The foundation of school leadership is ensuring equal learning opportunities for all students,” says Superintendent Ray Rogers. “We’re proud of our district, and School Board Recognition Month is the time to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of our school board trustees.” In Dillon District Four school board members must develop policies and make tough decisions on complex educational and social issues impacting the entire community. They bear responsibility for an annual budget of approximately $31 million, 4,350 students, 552 employees and 16 buildings.


“School board members statewide make decisions that affect 690,000 South Carolina children and more than $3 billion in educational expenditures,” notes Superintendent Rogers. “They preserve the core of our democracy—public education.”


Board Recognition Month is the time to show our appreciation and to increase our understanding of how local trustees work together to provide a better future for our children. Please make a special effort to tell each school board member that his or her hard work has been noticed and is truly appreciated.

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