Kershaw County School Board installs new trustees, elects officers, recognizes board service and signs ethical principles
January 10, 2023
At its organizational meeting Tuesday, January 10, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees installed new and returning members, elected new officers, honored a member for years of service and signed the SC School Boards Association's (SCSBA) ethical principles.
Dr. Harrison Goodwin administered the Oath of Office to returning school board member Shirley Halley and newly-elected school board members Donald Reeves and David Roberts. Paul Napper swore in newly-elected trustee Dr. Charles King.
Dr. James Smith was re-elected as Kershaw County School Board (KCSB) chairperson and Shirley Halley was re-elected to serve as vice-chairperson and chaplain.
Chairman Smith appointed Matt Irick as the chair of the board’s finance and facilities committee and Dr. Charles King as the board’s legislative liaison.
The South Carolina School Boards Association (SCSBA) recognized Ron Blackmon for 10 years of school board service. Blackmon was one of only 25 school board members from across the state to receive a 10 or 15-year benchmark recognition. He received a special lapel pin and a certificate from SCSBA.
Kershaw County School Board members also signed SCSBA's annual ethical principles that reinforce board members' commitment to open communication, support for public education and working together.
January is School Board Member Appreciation Month. This year’s theme, “Forward Together” reminds us all to celebrate the unique role school boards play in championing and advocating for quality education and the ownership they take for governing their local public schools.
Photo 1: Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr. Harrison Goodwin swears Dr. James Smith in as Kershaw County School Board Chairperson.
Photo 2: Dr. Harrison Goodwin swears Shirley Halley in as Kershaw County School Board Vice-Chairperson and Chaplain.
Photo 3: Kershaw County School Board Member Ron Blackmon is recognized for 10 years of board service.
Photo 4: The Kershaw County School Board holds a banner recognizing January as School Board Recognition Month.
Photo 5: Dr. James Smith signs SCSBA's Ethical Principles while surrounded by other Kershaw County School Board members.
Photo 6: Donald Reeves takes the Oath of Office as a Kershaw County School Board Member.
Photo 7: David Roberts takes the Oath of Office as a Kershaw County School Board Member.
Photo 8: Dr. Charles King takes the Oath of Office as a Kershaw County School Board Member.