January 18, 2022

Pettitt Launches 2022 Campaign

Republican Mark Pettitt announced he will seek a second term as the South Hall School Board Member in 2022.

A member of the board since 2019, Pettitt has led during a time of unprecedented challenges presented by COVID-19.

"Hall County families deserve freedom of choice, and students desperately need schools to remain open for in-person instruction." Pettitt said. "I will continue to fight for families and students, because there is nothing more important than providing a quality education for the boys and girls of Hall County."

While many public school districts closed, Hall County led the way and became the first large, metro-area school system to open for students amid the pandemic. "I am extremely proud of our Hall Co Heroes and the community for working tirelessly to meet students' needs."

"I ask the voters of Hall County for a second term because I am excited about what we have done in the last three years, and I look forward to earning the opportunity to build upon that success in the future," said Pettitt.

(L-R: Board of Education Members Sam Chapman, Craig Herrington and Mark Pettitt in front of the new Cherokee Bluff Middle School)

Additional accomplishments during Mark's first term include:

  • historically high graduation rates
  • SAT scores that exceed state and national averages
  • ACT scores that top the national average
  • record high AP Exam scores
  • addition of 14 new CTAE pathways, bringing the district total to 60
  • addition of several new programs of choice, bringing district total to nearly 40
  • designation of the Ivester Early College for dual enrolled students
  • overwhelming passage of the Ten Year Facility Plan with record voter participation
  • construction of the new Cherokee Bluff Middle School
  • construction of the new field house, band room, and Performing Arts Center at Johnson High School
  • funding allocated for construction of a new Performing Arts Center at West Hall High School
  • construction of a new, three story, academic wing at East Hall High School
  • athletic improvements at all high school campuses, including artificial turf
  • creation of the Hall County Schools Agribusiness Center
  • construction of the new manufacturing lab at West Hall High School
  • extensive renovations at Chestatee High School
  • improved school safety features at each campus
  • two property tax rate reductions
  • employee raises and/or bonuses each year
Mental Health:
  • implementation of a mental health and trauma awareness training program
  • implementation of an employee assistance program
  • renovation of 18 Learning Commons
  • installation of Lu Interactive Playgrounds at each elementary school
  • allocation of Chromebook devices to all students
  • creation of the Hall County Virtual Program of Choice
  • live streaming of Board Meetings
  • implementation of My Stop app
  • purchase of 70 new school buses

Support Mark Pettitt’s efforts to give families freedom of choice and keep schools open for in-person instruction by contributing today.

Learn more about Mark here.

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