Nutrition program expands grant
The Houston County School Nutrition expanded its Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Grant, piloted at Pearl Stephens Elementary, by adding Lindsey Elementary and Westside Elementary. This grant provides funds to serve fresh produce in classrooms. Students last year had the opportunity to taste starfruit, snap peas, jicama and a wide variety of exotic fruits and vegetables as well as items on grocery store shelves.
During the second week of school, students will try pluots, which are a hybrid fruit grown from a plum and apricot.
The three schools will receive more than $68,000 to implement the program.
Scott elected to lead personnel administrators group
Mark Scott, assistant superintendent for human resources, has been elected president-elect of the Georgia Association of School Personnel Administrators. Voted into office the end of May during the GASPA annual conference, he began his service July 1. Next year he will serve as the president.
The mission of GASPA is to lead the way in providing best practice human capital management services for Georgias K-12 public schools. As presidentelect, Scott is a member of its executive board. His responsibilities also include membership, member recognition and the implementation of the organizations strategic plan.
Scott has worked in education for 25 years. Before accepting his current position, he was the principal at Northside High School. He earned a doctorate at Mercer University and a specialist in education from Georgia College and State University.
In addition, he earned a master of education and bachelor of education from the University of Georgia.
-- Staff reports