By. Brent Wilson, Greene County Field Officer
The agenda for the September 25th Greene County Board of Supervisors (BOS) meeting was fairly light but the room was crowded. Greene County Schools made another effort to build the relationship with the Supervisors.
Superintendent Dr. Jeck and the principals of each school in Greene brought one or more students to address the BOS to give the BOS an update on what they are getting for the extra budget funding they approved on May 8th .
Kyle Pursel, principal at William Monroe Middle School presented Ryan Deane, Kristin Shifflett and Haley Davis who invited Supervisor Jim Frydl to attend one of their volleyball matches.
William Monroe High School Principal Mike Jamerson joined Greene Technical Education Center Principal Harry Daniel in introducing Mehgan Taylor, Senior Class President. Ms. Taylor invited Supervisor Eddie Deane to be the BOS representative to the high school and invited him to attend the Homecoming Football Game on Friday, October 19th.
Mike Coiner, principal at Greene County Primary School presented Colin Lambert who extended an invitation to Supervisor David Cox to become the schools adopted board member. Mr. Coiner invited Mr. Cox to come to lunch and take a tour of the Primary School.
Nathaniel Greene Elementary Principal Daniel Phillips presented fifth grader Dyllan Davis who presented BOS Chairman Buggs Peyton a card inviting him to visit his school to see all the great things happening at NGES. Charles Heaton, principal at Ruckersville Elementary School presented 5th grader Ryan Davis who made an invitation to Supervisor Davis Lamb to the Veteran’s Day program on November 9th.
At the end of the students presentations, Chairman Peyton thanked all the principals and students for attending and Supervisor Deane invited all of them to attend future meetings.
The Free Enterprise Forum recognizes the significant effort the school system, and the School Board is putting forward to keep in regular communication with the BOS. Such familiarity could promote better understanding and communication between the two elected boards as they move into the FY2014 Budget cycle.
Brent Wilson is the Greene County Field Officer for the Free Enterprise Forum a privately funded public policy organization.
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Photo Credits: Greene County