Board of Education

2020 Board of Education

Board Members

Andy Stewart
  Mr. Andy Stewart
Board Chair

District 1
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Kris Nordholz
  Mr. Kris Nordholz
Board Member

District 2
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Willie Mitchell
  Mr. Willie Mitchell
Board Vice Chair

District 3
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Heather Ramsey
  Dr. Heather Ramsey
Board Member

District 4
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Sammy Smith
  Mr. Sammy Smith
Board Treasurer

District 5
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Board Member Duties and Responsibilities

The Gainesville City Board of Education governs the various components of the school district's operations as required by the state constitution. Duties and responsibilities of the Board include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Establishes and follows local board policies, procedures, and ethical standards governing the conduct of the Board, Superintendent, and individual Board members.
  • Adopts a strategic plan that contains the system's beliefs, vision, mission, and strategic goals, performances objectives, performance measures and targets for improving student achievement and organizational effectiveness.
  • Adopts, revises, and adheres to written policies that support improved student achievement, fiduciary responsibility, community and stakeholder engagement, organizational effectiveness, and continuous improvement.
  • Monitors the implementation of the budget and adopts policies for sound fiscal management in accordance with state laws and regulations.
  • Employs, sets performances expectations for, and evaluates the work of the Superintendent; sets personnel policies and approves or denies personnel actions recommended by the Superintendent to manage the system's workforce.
  • Creates and sustains healthy community relations, models professional relationships, creates a culture of mutual respect, and serves as a public school advocate for effective collaboration and engagement of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Participates in annual professional development that meets or exceeds the requirements of Georgia law and the State Board of Education.
  • Plans and conducts board meetings in accordance to the Open Meetings Law and local board policy.
  • Adheres to, adopts and practices a Code of Ethics, avoids conflicts of interest, and annually reviews ethical standards to ensure and enhance governance structure and organizational effectiveness.

Board Ward Map

adopted 2021

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