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Horry County Schools Celebrates School Board Recognition Month

Horry County Schools will join school districts throughout the state and nation to celebrate School Board Recognition Month during the month of January. More than 600 locally-elected and appointed school board members throughout the state will be recognized by schools and communities for their service and dedication to public education.

The theme “School Board Strong” highlights the fact that school board members are elected/appointed by the people in their local communities to represent their voice and to ensure the success of schools and students.

The Horry County Board of Education develops policies and makes tough decisions on complex educational and social issues impacting the entire community. They bear responsibility for an annual budget of $711 million, over 43,000 students, 5,987 employees, and 60 buildings.

As a part of School Board Recognition Month, school board members participated in an official signing of the South Carolina School Board Member Ethical Principles during their January school board meeting. By signing the principles, school board members publicly vowed to uphold effective governance principles and pledged to improve public education in their community.

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