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Marietta City Schools Honors School Board Members During State-Wide Appreciation Week

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Marietta City Schools Honors School Board Members During State-Wide Appreciation Week

MCS families and employees thank board members for their service

MARIETTA, GAMarietta City Schools (MCS) is joining Governor Nathan Deal in a statewide celebration of local school board members for their many contributions.  During the week of March 12 - 16, school districts throughout the state salute their local school boards and show appreciation for the time and effort each board member contributes towards public education.

School Board Appreciation Last night during the Board of Education of the City of Marietta’s monthly work session, members were greeted to a board room filled with inspirational banners, hand written cards, and student artwork created at Marietta's eleven school campuses. “During our recent Board of Education retreat I was reminded of the depth of this board’s dedication to our mission of preparing each Marietta student for college and life opportunities,” said MCS Superintendent Grant Rivera. “Each member is not only an elected official, but a member of our community who cares unconditionally about our kids, their futures, and the overall well-being of our district - be it academically or financially. The outpouring of love last night was a testament to how our board members are seen as family by our schools.”

The Board of Education of the City of Marietta is composed of seven citizens representing each of the city wards, each serving four-year terms. As representatives of the people, board members are responsible for ensuring that school system operations are efficient, financially and legally sound, and focused on the best interest of Marietta’s children.

Dunleith Elementary School Principal Jeffery Mosley, new to the district this year, encouraged his students to participate in the celebration. “It is refreshing to work with a school board that is laser focused on the well-being of my students, my school, and my school’s community. They encourage district leaders like me to find the best resources for my students and then whole-heartedly support the implementation of our innovative programming and teaching methods on my campus.”

The seven members who serve on the MCS School Board are: Ward 1 - Alan Levine, Vice Chair; Ward 2 – Jason Waters, Chair; Ward 3 – Randy Weiner; Ward 4 – Allison Gruehn; Ward 5 – Angela Orange, Ward 6 – Kerry Minervini; and Ward 7 – Irene Berens.