Cul­ver be­gins term as new Polk BOE mem­ber

The Standard Journal - - LOCAL - From staff re­ports

The new­est mem­ber of the Polk County Board of Ed­u­ca­tion rolled up his sleeves and got to work dur­ing the first work ses­sion of 2018.

School board mem­ber Chris Cul­ver got to take his Dis­trict 6 seat be­fore the start of the New Year, and got to par­tic­i­pate in open­ing meet­ing of the year af­ter he won a run-off fol­low­ing the spe­cial elec­tion for the seat dur­ing the Novem­ber mu­nic­i­pal elec­tions.

“I’m ex­cited to serve the stu­dents, fac­ulty, and ad­min­is­tra­tors of Polk School Dis­trict,” Cul­ver said in a state­ment last week. “I’m look­ing for­ward to work­ing with our new su­per­in­ten­dent Mrs. Lau­rie Atkins. I want to con­tinue to help move our school sys­tem for­ward with pos­i­tive progress. My ex­pec­ta­tions are high for our Board, ad­min­is­tra­tion, fac­ulty and stu­dents.”

Cul­ver con­tin­ued his stance that he comes in with­out agenda, and will fo­cus on busi­ness- minded, com­mon sense ideas to the seat.

He also plans to make vis­its to all the schools in the county dur­ing the first months of his ten­ure, start­ing with schools in Cedar­town he is less fa­mil­iar with since he rep­re­sents the Rock­mart area.

“I look for­ward to meet­ing the PSD staff through­out our great dis­trict,” Cul­ver said.

He said that his ex­pec­ta­tions are high as he takes of­fice, and that not only should peo­ple ex­pect 100 per­cent out of him in the job, but that he hopes the staff and ad­min­is­tra­tion will put up 100 per­cent ef­fort in ed­u­cat­ing Polk County’s youth.

Cul­ver was sworn in on Dec. 20, 2017 fol­low­ing a re­count in his one-vote win over in­terim school board mem­ber Judy Wig­gins in the De­cem­ber run-off for the Dis­trict 6 seat.

Contributed photo

School board mem­ber Chris Cul­ver takes the oath of of­fice and is sworn in as the body’s new­est mem­ber. Cul­ver takes his place on the BOE fol­low­ing his one-vote vic­tory in the runoff re­count against Judy Wig­gins on Dec. 20.

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