Franklin schools, faculty and board honored
Published 12:57 pm Saturday, February 20, 2016
The Franklin City Public Schools, faculty and board members received several recognitions from different organizations at Thursday night’s meeting.
Franklin Cooperative Ministry sent a letter thanking the Franklin City Schools, faculty and central office for their donation during the holidays.
“Thank you so much for the Thanksgiving Food Drive,” the letter read. “The 580 items are much appreciated. It is only through your generosity that we are able to help people here in Franklin, Southampton and Isle of Wight.”
The Franklin School Board also received a letter from the donation they made during the holiday season. Their letter came from the Franklin City Department of Social Services and it thanked them for their participation in the 2015 Holiday Assistance Program. With the board’s donation included, the department was able to serve 83 families, including 185 children, in the Franklin community.
Superintendent Dr. Willie Bell also recognized the school board for all that they do. He awarded them with plaques from the Virginia Department of Education as part of School Board Appreciation Month.
Students at S.P. Morton Elementary School also wanted to recognize the board, so they made artwork based off their interpretation of the word “gratitude” and presented them at the meeting. After they were presented, they gave their artwork to each of the board members.
Lastly, the third week of February is School Board Clerk Appreciation Month. The board recognized their clerk Pamela Kindred for all that she does in keeping everything so organized for them.
Bell said that she is all of their backbones in making sure everything is always scheduled.
Chairwoman Edna King added that they wanted to throw her a party, but Pam is the one who puts the “P” in the word “party,” and knew they would not be able to do her justice.