State School Superintendent Richard Woods annually appoints the council from the 180 local school superintendents in Georgia. The advisory council is comprised of 20 local superintendents representing urban, suburban, and rural districts from regions across the state.
The council provides input on the local impact of state-level decisions, and its first meeting recently held at the State Department of Education’s office focused on the new federal law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The group will meet regularly to discuss pertinent issues affecting public education and share feedback from their communities.
“I am honored to represent our school district and our region at the state level. I am an advocate for the Lowndes County School District as well as our constituents across South Georgia. I am thankful for the opportunity to serve as the Leader of the Lowndes County School System and for this platform to voice our concerns in Atlanta.”