GAINESVILLE – As Craig Herrington enters his twentieth year on the Hall County Board of Education, he will do so as chairman.
Monday evening Post Four representative Nath Morris said he enjoyed his time as chairman but knew he needed to step down as meeting leader. “I have been in this chair for nine years…the chairman has no more authority than any other member…and I’ve got a busy year ahead (personally) and we’ve (the board) got a busy year ahead, and I’m going to be doing a lot of traveling this year.”
“With this (ESPLOST) election coming up, and the bond referendum coming up, I think we need the presence there of a chair person,” Morris said regarding the ESPLOST VI vote and referendum to authorize the sale of general obligation bonds happening March 24th.
Morris continued, “I’m going to be missing some meetings…and I am going to recommend that Craig Herrington take over as chair.”
Morris’ nomination was approved unanimously. Morris was then elected Vice-Chairman for the coming year.
BOARD URGES VOTERS TO WATCH ESPLOST VIDEO
As mentioned above, Hall County voters will have the opportunity to authorize a fifth extension of the one-cent sales tax dedicated to education. In addition to ESPLOST VI the board of education is asking for the authority to issue $250-million of general obligation bonds.
Assistant Superintendent of Technology Aaron Turpin says a 13-minute video is available on the district’s website to help explain the planned use of the funds if voter authorized. The district is also hosting ESPLOST informational meetings on the campus of each of its seven high schools before the March 24th vote. The public is invited to attend.
Click here to view that video; scroll down and video is right of center.