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Published on January 22nd, 2015 | by Millennium Magazine Staff

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Lexington One celebrates School Board Recognition Month

Pictured The Lexington One School Board (back) Secretary Cynthia S. Smith, Jean N. Haggard, Sandra Kay Backman, Vice Chair G. Edwin Harmon, Ph.D., (front) Dr. Bradley R. Pitts, Board Chair Debra L. Knight, and Dr. Brent M. Powers.

LEXINGTON, S.C. — Lexington One joins school districts throughout the nation in celebrating School Board Recognition Month this January by recognizing our Board’s service and dedication to students and public education.

South Carolina’s theme for this year’s celebration, “School Boards Stand Up 4 SC Public Schools,” recognizes the unique roles that school boards play in promoting and advocating for quality education.

The Lexington One School Board includes Board Chair Debra L. Knight, Vice Chair G. Edwin Harmon, Ph.D., Secretary Cynthia S. Smith and Members Sandra Kay Backman, Jean N. Haggard, Dr. Bradley R. Pitts and Dr. Brent M. Powers who, together, have given 44 years of service to the district.

Board members are elected for four-year terms and receive no financial compensation for serving as members.

They carry the message and mission of the district to community residents; participate in various district functions, school events and community meetings; and spend countless hours reading, researching and studying materials — all in addition to the many hours they spend attending board meetings each month.

The Board carefully develops policies, takes actions and makes decisions for our schools that reflect the values and expectations of the citizens of the Gilbert, Lexington, Pelion and White Knoll communities.

District staff formally recognized the Board at the January 20, 2015 Board of Trustees meeting.

At the same meeting, Board of Trustees Vice Chair G. Edwin Harmon, Ph.D. and Secretary Cynthia S. Smith received South Carolina School Boards Association (SCSBA) Service Awards for their 15 years of service to the Lexington One Board and their dedication to improving student achievement in their communities. Harmon and Smith received a certificate and an award lapel pin.

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