Smith provides school board update

We are living in unprecedented times, and I hope the community is staying safe. The last couple of months have been out of the ordinary as our committee meetings and regular Davison School Board meetings have been held on Zoom. This month, we met in person wearing masks in the high school auditorium (6 foot a part).

Ensuring full transparency, I wanted to update you on recent actions of the Davison School Board. In May, we approved of the food service contract with chart wells, a resolution to sell bonds, the GISD budget, suspended some board policies due to the virus, and declared May as Teacher appreciation month. (Thank you to our hardworking staff for all they do!).

This past meeting at the beginning of June we approved of the shared business contract with Atherton Schools, policies for first reading, the asbestos abatement project for Davison High School, adoption of a Resolution to preserve educational services, and the restoration project for our High School building.

From yard signs to videos, the community has come together during this pandemic to honor our 2020 graduates. As I stated at our last school board meeting to our graduates: “the corona virus has defined the last three months, but it will not define your future.” Congratulations to the Class of 2020. As we plan for the next school year, we will keep our faith strong, as our Lord, Jesus Christ is in control. Stay safe, Cardinal Country! — Matthew Smith, Davison Board of Education, candidate for Genesee County Board of Commission