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Sylacauga Board of Education members recognized at Tuesday night’s meeting


SYLACAUGA, Ala. – The five members of the Sylacauga Board of Education were honored for their time and efforts dedicated to the students and faculty of the Sylacauga City School (SCS) system at Tuesday night’s meeting.

January is known as School Board Member Appreciation Month, and all four schools of the SCS system provided gifts including a book to the board members on the night of Jan. 25.

“Our school board members have a tremendous responsibility in guiding the policies of our school system to provide a first class education for all students,” said SCS Superintendent Dr. Michele Eller. “The decisions they make are carefully weighed with consideration to the best interests of the students, teachers, and staff. I can truly say that it is an honor to work alongside our board members because they strive to always put the needs of our students first.”

The representatives of each school choose a book that they feel is meaningful to the board members and award them the book which in turn is donated to the school’s library.

The five board members were adopted by either one of the schools or the central office. Dr. Steve Marlowe was selected by the office, while the other four were paired as follows:

Dr. Rekha Chadalawada (Indian Valley Elementary School)
Mrs. Amy Price (Pinecrest Elementary School)
Mr. Gregory Bailey (Nichols-Lawson Middle School)
Mrs. Melissa Garris (Sylacauga High School)

This was the first year that extra gifts were given along with a book. The schools and the office compiled the gifts and gave the board members gift baskets full of thank you notes from students, Aggie Pride memorabilia, Auburn and Alabama collectibles, a homemade calendar, and a potted plant.

All gifts received were donated to the schools.

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