School Board recognized for service

Published 5:42 pm Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Lunenburg County Public Schools will join 132 other school divisions throughout the state to celebrate School Board Appreciation Month in February. The theme of this year’s celebration, “Advancing Opportunities for All,” reflects the top priority of local school board members as they advocate for public education with local, state, and federal leaders on behalf of all students. “The foundation of school leadership is ensuring equal learning opportunities for all students,” said Charles Berkley, Division Superintendent. “We’re proud of our division, and School Board Appreciation Month is the time to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of our elected trustees.” In Lunenburg County, school board members must develop policies and make tough decisions on complex educational and social issues impacting the entire community. School Board Members will be recognized at the Feb. 11, board meeting at Kenbridge Elementary School. Students are making special cards and refreshments for the board members. Members are Barry Carnes, Chairman; Kathy Coffee, Vice Chairman; Ada Whitehead; Doug Aubel; Beverley Hawthorne; Elizabeth Williams; and Amy McClure. Student School Board Representative is Kayla Chaffin a senior at Central High School. Pictured are Coffee and McClure, along with Chaffin proudly displaying Lunenburg’s poster highlighting efforts to save money while being stewards of the environment at the VSBA Conference in November. (Send a “Pic Me Up” with names and information to