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.
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
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
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