Henry County Board of Education Members start new terms


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Three Henry County Board of Education Members started new terms on January 4, 2017, after being officially sworn in during a ceremony back in December of 2016.



Holly Cobb, second from left, is the newest member to take a seat on the local board. She takes over representation of District 3 after winning a three-way race in May of 2016. Special photo



Of the trio, Holly Cobb is the newest member to take a seat on the local board. She takes over representation of District 3 after winning a three-way race in May of 2016 to replace outgoing Board Member and Vice Chair Mike Griffin. Cobb follows in the footsteps of her father Jimmy Carter who once held a spot on the Henry County school board.

District 1 Member and Board Chair Pam Nutt was re-elected to her seat during the non-partisan race back in May. During the first meeting of the new year, Nutt was selected by the current Board members to continue in her role as chair of the five-member group. She begins her sixth term serving the residents of her district this year.

Josh Hinton begins his second term on the Board of Education and is the second longest serving member. He was also re-elected by his constituents in May to represent District 2.

Superintendent Rodney Bowler congratulated the members and thanked them for their commitment to students and families in Henry County.

“We’re excited to have familiar faces as well as welcome a new one to our Board of Education,” said Bowler. “The Henry County School System has made great strides over the last several years, and there is more exciting work ahead of us. The role of public servant is an admiral one, and I commend our Board Members for accepting the responsibilities that come with holding public office and being accountable to their constituents.”

The first meeting of 2017 for the Henry County Board of Education also saw the selection of Annette Edwards as Board vice chair. She was nominated to the post previously held by Mike Griffin.

Board chair and vice chair positions are nominated and selected each year at the start of the first official meeting.

The Henry County Board of Education voted in December to change its monthly study session meeting start time to 5 p.m. This change comes after several years of starting the study session meetings at 4 p.m. The monthly regular meetings are still held on the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. The first regular meeting of 2017 for the Henry County Board of Education is scheduled for Monday, January 9.

For more information on Henry County Schools, please visit www.henry.k12.ga.us.