The Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) has named Colquitt County School Board member Trudie M. Hill to the 2011 GSBA Governmental Operations Committee (GOC).

The GSBA president annually makes appointments to this committee, after considerable deliberation with the staff and board of directors. As a member of this committee, Hill would not only represent the local school board, but would represent the interests of all of Georgia's school boards, said GSBA officials.

 The responsibilities of the GOC are considerable and the committee’s role is more critical than ever in light of education reform, according to a press release from the Colquitt County Schools system.

Duties of the Governmental Operations Committee include voting on the recommendations for legislative positions submitted by the GSBA membership and offering its recommendations to the GSBA Delegate Assembly during the 2011 Summer Conference.

At the Delegate Assembly, one voting delegate from each local school board votes on the GOC recommendations, and the resulting document of GSBA legislative positions becomes the cornerstone which guides GSBA efforts for the coming year.

“Ms. Hill is a dedicated member of the Colquitt County Board of Education and has a sincere commitment to seeing students achieve.  Her enthusiasm is shown by her willingness to serve at the state level,” said Colquitt County Schools Superintendent Leonard McCoy.

Hill shared her thoughts on her appointment: “I am extremely honored and humbled to have been selected to serve on the Georgia School Board Association’s Governmental Operations Committee and to accept the responsibilities that have been entrusted to me. I am looking forward to serving and advocating on behalf of our children, the local school board and the other school boards across the State of Georgia.  The primary focus is on improving student achievement and providing an opportunity for all children to achieve to their fullest potential so they can become successful citizens in the communities in which they live.   I am sincerely grateful for the opportunity to serve in this capacity.”

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