BLAIRSVILLE, Ga – Last night, during the Union County BOE Meeting, Superintendent Hill expressed his thanks, appreciation, and gratitude for the staff of Union County Schools.
He recognized the school nutrition staff, who have served a total of 132,000 meals. Children in Union County will continue to receive meals until June 25th.
Hill also acknowledged the police department’s efforts. The officers gave out 600 twenty-pound boxes of produce to the community.
The superintendent stated that the entire faculty and staff went “so far above and beyond.” He acknowledged their long hours working for the students. Their efforts weren’t limited to meal service, education, or sanitization. Coach Corey Garrett developed an online workout program for students.
Lastly, Hill commended staff who completed the summer preparation early. He also acknowledged Union County High School Principal C.T. Hussion for hosting “the best graduation in the United States.”
Superintendent Hill said, “I couldn’t be more proud of our staff. Every single employee in this district has done more than we’ve asked.” The BOE plans to honor and recognize all the hard work from the entire staff. Hill states that once social distancing is lifted, the BOE will need to have a meeting in the fine arts center to recognize everyone’s hard work. This meeting will be, as Hill adds, ”a long, but a good one.”
The BOE also voted unanimously to renew the Union-Towns contract for Alternative Education. This allows alternative students from Towns county to attend Union County Alternative School.
Additionally, the BOE unanimously voted to renew the Family Connection contract for the 2021 fiscal year. Family Connection has provided students with anything they need such as shoes, food for the weekend, or a trip to the health department.
Dr. Paula Davenport states, “Anyway they can help they find a way to do it.”
Family Connection services pose no extra cost as the expenditure budget remains the same as last year.