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November 2, 2023

Deal Elementary Nears Completion

Board Member Mark Pettitt recently visited Sandra Dunagan Deal Elementary School and viewed the construction progress.

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October 26, 2023

Hall County to Create Parent's Bill of Rights

Your Hall County Board of Education Believes Parents/Guardians are the primary educators of their children.

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June 26, 2023

Board Cuts Tax Rate to 20 Year Low

The Hall County Board of Education has once again cut the tax rate for property owners. The new tax rate is the lowest since 2004 and one of the lowest in Georgia.

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January 11, 2023

Board Expands Technical Pathways at LCCA

Lanier College and Career Academy will expand welding, marine technology and diesel electrical systems programs offered by Lanier Technical College.

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January 10, 2023

Photos: Pettitt Begins Second Term

Mark Pettitt was sworn in to his second term on the Hall County Board of Education on Tuesday, January 10, 2023.

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November 16, 2022

Construction of Sandra Dunagan Deal Elementary School underway

The Hall County Board of Education held a Groundbreaking Ceremony on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at the site of Sandra Dunagan Deal Elementary School.

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November 8, 2022

Mark Pettitt Re-Elected to Hall County Board of Education

Republican Mark Pettitt has been re-elected to the Hall County Board of Education with 79% of votes cast in the general election.

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October 10, 2022

Hall Students Outpace State Graduation Rate, National SAT Score

Hall County students again outpace state and national averages.

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October 12, 2022

Pettitt Selected for UNG's Inaugural 20 Under 40

UNG Alumni under age 40 were honored for extraordinary accomplishments, significant professional achievements, or distinguished service to others.

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September 26, 2022

Board Names New Elementary School for Sandra Dunagan Deal

The Hall County Board of Education has named its future elementary school on Ramsey Road, Sandra Dunagan Deal Elementary School.

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September 13, 2022

Johnson Celebrates 50 Years, Dedicates New Events Center

Improvements at Johnson High School continue as the new Performing Arts Center opens for students.

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August 29, 2022

Agricultural Education Expanded through Partnership with University of Georgia

The Hall County School District is excited to announce the creation of a new program of choice though a partnership with the University of Georgia.

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June 11, 2022

Pettitt Pushes Annexation Resolution through GSBA

The Georgia School Boards Association approved the addition of Hall County’s Annexation Resolution to the Association’s Legislative Positions.

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May 25, 2022

Pettitt Secures Republican Nomination

Incumbent Mark Pettitt easily fended off a challenger in the Republican primary for the post 2 seat on the Hall County Board of Education.

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May 6, 2022

Chapman: Keep Leaders Who Put Students First

A Letter to the Editor from Sam Chapman regarding the May 24 Hall County Board of Education Election.

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May 2, 2022

Vote Early Today!

Get out and Vote Early today to continue common sense, conservative leadership on your Hall County Board of Education.

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April 23, 2022

LISTEN: Mark Pettitt Joins the Martha Zoller Show on WDUN

Mark Pettitt recently joined the Martha Zoller show on WDUN. Tune in here.

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April 13, 2022

Pettitt Fast-tracks Teacher, Staff Supplements

School Board Member Mark Pettitt pushed for Hall County team members to receive supplements on their April paychecks.

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April 3, 2022

Would You Like a Yard Sign?

Sign up here to receive an Elect Pettitt campaign sign.

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April 2, 2022

Pettitt Wins Big with Gainesville Times Interview

Incumbent School Board Member Mark Pettitt pointed to his strong record of extending teacher benefits, planning for growth, and supporting parental rights.

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March 30, 2022

Commissioner Kathy Cooper Invites You to a BBQ Picnic

Join us for a casual evening of food, fun and fellowship!

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March 11, 2022

I Am Proud To Stand On My Record

Your Hall County School Board is facing attacks from those that will mandate masks and vaccines, prosecute parents, indoctrinate students and defund the SRO program.

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March 3, 2022

Hall County Rallies Behind Mark Pettitt

Elected officials, community and business leaders, friends, neighbors and educators rally in support of School Board Member Mark Pettitt.

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February 24, 2022

Campaign Kickoff Reception

Join us at the 2022 Reelection Kickoff For The Kids!

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January 18, 2022

Pettitt Launches 2022 Campaign

Mark Pettitt will seek a second term on the Hall County Board of Education.

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September 22, 2021

High School Stadium Improvements Completed

Following the successful passage of the 2020 ESPLOST and Bond Referendums, Hall County Schools completed stadium improvements at each high school.

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June 22, 2021

Pettitt Elected to GSBA Board of Directors

Hall County School Board Member, Mark Pettitt, elected to Board of Directors for GSBA.

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January 8, 2021

Pettitt Pushes Teacher Vaccine Eligibility

Pettitt requests that the next round of COVID-19 vaccination eligibility be expanded to include educators and support staff.

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August 28, 2020

Hall County Schools Expands Agriculture Opportunities

The Hall County Board of Education has purchased a 50 acre farm in North Hall to enhance career, technical and agriculture education opportunities for students.

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October 2, 2020

Students Break Ground on First New School Since 2007

Sixth Grade students at Cherokee Bluff Middle School were the first to break the ground at the site of the new school.

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July 7, 2020

Back to School 2020-2021: Updates

The 2020-2021 School Year will be unlike any other. While there are still many unknowns, here is what I know right now.

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June 10, 2020

School Finance Referendums Passed Widely by Voters

Voters authorized the renewal of ESPLOST and the issuance of School Bonds to fund the Ten Year Facility Plan.

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March 23, 2020

Hall County Embraces Challenge With Opportunity

Our responsibility to embrace each challenge we face as an opportunity to be the Most Caring Place on Earth continues, and is on display for the world to see.

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January 13, 2020

Community Meetings Scheduled at Each High School

Informational meetings will be held at each Hall County High School ahead of the March ESPLOST and Bond Referendum.

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December 31, 2019

Highlights from 2019: A Year in Review

A few highlights and accomplishments form your Hall County Schools in 2019.

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December 9, 2019

Hall Schools Expand Technical Pathways

The Board of Education is taking steps to expand technical pathways at three high schools.

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September 3, 2019

Johnson Cuts Ribbon on Expanded Band Room and New Field House

Johnson Knights celebrate the opening of their new field house and expanded band room.

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August 27, 2019

Board Tours Facilities, Presents Ten Year Facility Plan

The Board has conducted two rounds of facility tours at fifteen schools in preparation of the District's Ten Year Facility Plan.

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May 1, 2019

Board Implements Employee Assistance Program

Employees and their families will receive up to five free professional consultations per year.

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June 25, 2019

Board Decreases Tax Rate

The Board of Education has adopted the FY2020 budget.

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March 23, 2019

Officials Break Ground on Gainesville Library Expansion

The Hall County Library System held a ceremonial groundbreakfing on Saturday, March 23, 2019.

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February 18, 2019

Board Approves Facilities Improvements for Johnson High

Members of the Board of Education allocated funds for a new field house and larger bandroom at Johnson High.

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January 7, 2019

Pettitt Plans to Build on Success

Mark Pettitt takes oath of office, working to advance Hall County Schools and enhance student achievement.

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November 6, 2018

Pettitt Elected to Board of Education

With 77% of votes cast, Mark Pettitt will begin serving on the Hall County Board of Education in January 2019.

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October 18, 2018

Information on Amendment Five

Information regarding the fair distribution of E-SPLOST revenues.

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July 16, 2018

Pettitt Continues Support for Senior School Tax Exemption

Republican Nominee for Hall County Board of Education Mark Pettitt reiterated his support for the senior school tax exemption.

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May 23, 2018

Pettitt Advances to General Election

Because of your strong support we were successful in securing the Republican Nomination on Tuesday.

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April 11, 2018

My Mother Taught Me The Importance of Education

Mark discusses how education played a key role early in his life and how it impacted his decision to run for school board.

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April 9, 2018

Local Leaders Endorse Mark Pettitt

The Mark Pettitt for School Board campaign has released the endorsements of several local leaders, including each member of the Hall County State House Delegation.

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February 26, 2018

Q&A: Challenges and Opportunities for America's Millennials

The Gainesville Times published an article in yesterday's paper which detailed the challenges and opportunities facing the millennial generation.

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February 20, 2018

Statement Regarding School Safety

Mark releases statement regarding school safety.

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February 20, 2018

Republican Mark Pettitt to run for School Board

Conservative Mark Pettitt Announces Bid for Hall School Board

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