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The Houston County Board of Education is responsible to the citizens of Houston County.  To effectively represent and reflect the opinions of the community, it is imperative that parents, citizens, and business leaders take an active interest in the school district.  Suggestions and open dialogue help the Board make decisions and assist in setting the course of education.

Board of Education members set policy, approve educational goals and curriculum changes, evaluate the educational program, and act on recommendations of the Superintendent of Schools.  The Board also approves the annual budget and maintains a balanced budget at the end of the year.  In addition, board members plan for the improvement and financing of facilities, act as a tribunal at employee and student hearings, and keep the public informed about school issues.

Board Members

The Houston County Board is comprised of seven members elected to four-year terms.  The terms of members from odd-numbered districts will expire December 31, 2024.  The terms of members elected from even-numbered districts will expire December 31, 2026.  Every January, Board members elect a Chairperson and Vice Chairperson.  The Superintendent serves as an ex-officio member of the Board and acts as the Secretary-Treasurer.  
Dr. Rick Unruh

Dr. Rick Unruh

District 1

Board Vice Chair

Lori Johnson

Lori Johnson

District 2

Dave Crockett

Dave Crockett

District 3

Jon Nichols

Jon Nichols

District 4

Helen Hughes

Helen Hughes

District 5

Board Chair

Mark Ivory

Mark Ivory

District 6, At Large

Bryan Upshaw

Bryan Upshaw

District 7, At Large

Dr. Mark Scott

Dr. Mark Scott

Superintendent of Schools

Ex-Officio Board Member

About Our Meetings

The Houston County Board of Education typically meets twice a month.  The formal session is held the second Tuesday of the month at 1:00 p.m. at the central office located at 1100 Main Street in Perry.  The work session is held the Monday evening prior to the second Tuesday unless that Monday falls on a holiday.  Work sessions are held at 6:00 p.m. at various schools or the central office.  In addition, special meetings are called as needed.  Community meetings are held occasionally to keep residents informed about issues and to give citizens the opportunity to comment on Board initiatives.  Meetings are announced in advance through the local media and on the district's website. 

Addressing The Board

The Houston County Board of Education welcomes visitors and will hear any citizen and/or employee of the school district pursuant to the guidelines outlined in the Board Policy BCBD.  Board members will listen to comments without engaging in dialogue.  Any request will be considered with a written response provided when necessary. 

To learn more about Addressing the Board, please follow this link.

2022-2023 Board Meeting Calendar

 January 16, 2023 No Work Session - Holiday  
 January 17, 2023 Meeting BOE, Perry 1:00 p.m.
 February 13, 2023 Work Session C.B. Watson Primary 6:00 p.m.
 February 14, 2023 Meeting BOE, Perry 1:00 p.m.
 March 13, 2023 Work Session Centerville Elementary 6:00 p.m.
 March 14, 2023 Meeting BOE, Perry 1:00 p.m.
 April 17, 2023 Work Session Eagle Springs Elementary 6:00 p.m.
 April 18, 2023 Meeting BOE, Perry 1:00 p.m.
 May 8, 2023 Board Retreat Ragin Center, Perry 9:00 a.m.
 May 9, 2023 Meeting BOE, Perry 1:00 p.m.
 June 12, 2023 No Work Session  
 June 13, 2023 Meeting BOE, Perry 1:00 p.m.
 July 17, 2023 Work Session Ragin Center, Perry 6:00 p.m.
 July 18, 2023 Meeting BOE, Perry 1:00 p.m.
 August 7, 2023 Work Session Ragin Center, Perry 6:00 p.m.
 August 8, 2023 Meeting BOE, Perry 1:00 p.m.
 September 11, 2023 Work Session Bonaire Primary 6:00 p.m.
 September 12, 2023 Meeting BOE, Perry 1:00 p.m.
 October 2, 2023 Board Retreat Ragin Center, Perry 9:00 a.m.
 October 3, 2023 Meeting BOE, Perry 1:00 p.m.
 November 13, 2023 Work Session Feagin Mill Middle 6:00 p.m.
 November 14, 2023 Meeting BOE, Perry 1:00 p.m.
 December 11, 2023 Work Session Hilltop Elementary 6:00 p.m.
 December 12, 2023 Meeting BOE, Perry 1:00 p.m.

 

Board Appreciation

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Chairman Fred Wilson - 28 years of Service
Coming Soon: Board Member Spotlights for District 4 Representative - Jon Nichols and District 6 Representative - Mark Ivory!