In addition to honoring students, the Barrow County Board of Education also honored system leaders and staff members Tuesday night.
The BOE thanked retiring District 4 member Larry Ballard for his three years of service. Ballard said it had been “a great honor.” His successor, Will Dunn, will be sworn in at the Jan. 11 board meeting and said he is looking forward to beginning his term.
Thirty-year Georgia School Board Association member Vernon Payne also paid a visit to the board. He commended it for “running a tight ship” and said the school system has “a lot to be proud of.”
The grandfather of two Barrow County graduates, Payne said he is the longtime director of 15 school systems and 13 counties, and “just loves getting out to visit” the systems he represents.
Retiring District 4 school board representative Larry Ballard was thanked for his service at the Dec. 7 meeting. He will be replaced by Will Dunn, who will be sworn in at the Jan. 11 board meeting. - Photo by Lorin Sinn-Clark
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