A Message From Roy
I am excited about the opportunity to serve the people of Fayette County using my forty-plus years of educational experience to continue assisting our teachers, administrators, and Superintendent in charting a course to further the success of the Fayette County School System. My responsibilities as assistant principal and principal of three Fayette County high schools have given me a valuable perspective to effectively serve District 2 on the Board of Education.
As a parent and fellow homeowner, I understand the impact that maintaining highly rated public schools has on our community as well as our property values. Presently, Fayette County students receive a top quality education, earning millions of dollars in scholarships, attending prestigious universities, and positively impacting our nation through a variety of careers that range from fields in cutting-edge technology to the theater arts.
In the early stages of Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) in the school system, I challenged my faculty to develop meaningful ways to use the technology in the classroom. Most recently, I encouraged the development of an animation class that now provides a foundation for partnering with Pinewood Studios. The Board of Education must continue to support and guide our schools as technology develops so that our students will always have the best possible education to prepare them for the careers of the future.
While embracing the advancements in technology, it is equally important to wisely invest our tax dollars to maximize the return to our students and taxpayers. We pay one of the highest property tax millage rates in Georgia, and we should always balance new projects against lowering the tax rate if possible. Our community has voted for the ESPLOSTs which have provided important capital to our schools for technology, building repair, buses, and other important projects. I understand the responsibility to be a good steward of these funds and the importance of holding our school administrators accountable for the projects funded by taxpayer dollars. That is why the past chairmen of the ESPLOST campaigns have endorsed my campaign for the District 2 seat, because I understand what fiscal responsibility means to our community.
I want to express my thanks to Diane Basham for her service to the FCBOE. Her insight as an experienced educator has made a difference in policies and projects that have developed during her tenure on the Board. I hope to continue her service with my experience as an educator on the board that oversees our schools.
Evelyn, my wife of forty-three years, and I look forward to meeting as many citizens as possible to hear your concerns and ideas to keep Fayette a “Top 10” school system in Georgia. It will be my pleasure to serve our community, and that is why I am asking for your vote on May 22 in our Primary.