The North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA) presented its prestigious County Commissioners of the Year Award to the Franklin Board of County Commissioners.
The board was recognized during the awards ceremony of the Association’s 2019 Annual Conference for Board Member Development in Greensboro on November 19. The Franklin County Board of Education nominated their commissioners for the award and described them as a board that always makes public education a priority. In addition to volunteering in classrooms and attending school events, these county commissioners further demonstrated their commitment to education this year by fully funding the school board’s budget request, which reflected a $3.4 million increase and provided a pay raise for more than 400 classified employees.
The County Commissioners of the Year Award is given to a board of county commissioners that is nominated by the local board of education in recognition of their extraordinary efforts.