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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 system.  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, 2020.  The terms of members elected from even-numbered districts will expire December 31, 2022.  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.  
fred wilson
helen hughes
rick unruh
lori johnson
dave crockett
hoke morrow
Mr. Bryan Upshaw
mark scott
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 advanced through the local media and on the system's website. 
Addressing The Board

The Board includes time on the agenda for individuals to address the Board.  One may address Board members privately during executive session regarding student, personnel, attorney/client, or land matters.

Agendas for the Board meetings are prepared in advance by the Superintendent.  To be included on the agenda, one must submit an "Address the Board" form to the Superintendent's office.  Forms are available on our website or from the Superintendent's office.  A speaker is allowed five minutes.  When an issue is going to be addressed by several speakers, time is limited to three minutes.  For called meetings, topics are limited to the agenda items for that particular meeting.

Board Meeting Calendar
September 30, 2019
October 1, 2019
Work Session
Board Meeting
Board Retreat - Ragin Center
BOE, Perry
8:30 a.m.
1:00 p.m.
November 11, 2019
November 12, 2019
Work Session
Board Meeting
No Work Session
BOE, Perry
-
1:00 p.m.
December 9, 2019
December 10, 2019
Work Session
Board Meeting
David Perdue Primary
BOE, Perry
6:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m.
January 13, 2020
January 14, 2020
Work Session
Board Meeting
Perry High
BOE, Perry
6:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m.
February 10, 2020
February 11, 2020
Work Session
Board Meeting
Perry Middle
BOE, Perry
6:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m.
March 9, 2020
March 10, 2020
Work Session
Board Meeting
Quail Run Elementary
BOE, Perry
6:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m.
April 13, 2020
April 14, 2020
Work Session
Board Meeting
Russell Elementary
BOE, Perry

6:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m.

May 11, 2020
May 12,2020
Work Session
Board Meeting
Board Retreat - Ragin Center
BOE, Perry
8:30 a.m.
1:00 p.m.
June 8, 2020
June 9, 2020
Work Session
Board Meeting
No Work Session
BOE, Perry

-
1:00 p.m.