Grayson County Schools sponsored Thursday’s Chamber of Commerce luncheon at The Centre on Main, with Superintendent Doug Robinson serving as the meeting’s main speaker.
Robinson was introduced by recently retired Superintendent Barry Anderson, who called him a “trailblazer in his work,” pointing out that Robinson was the first Grayson County High School graduate to become a principal in the local school system, and this year became the first local grad to be named Superintendent of Grayson County Schools.
Both Anderson and Robinson elaborated on the task of heading up the school system, which has more components than the public often realizes.
Anderson called the job of superintendent a “complex job with many challenges,” and the former and current position-holders explained that it entails managing the school system’s 600-plus full-time employees and 300-400 part-time employees as well as supervising the education of approximately 4,400 kids between the ages of three and 21 years old.
Not only that, but the school system includes the largest transportation and food service industries in the county and has a $37 million budget which must be managed.
As Robinson and the staff of Grayson County Schools set out to accomplish these goals, Robinson said that he is pleased to be surrounded by a “wonderful community that is very, very involved in the school system.”
Robinson said that the theme he has instated in the school system this year is ‘Dream. Dare. Do.’ and challenged the community to follow along with this challenge as well to help our already close-knit and supportive community to become the best it possibly can.
In other Chamber of Commerce News:
– In response to many requests for the Chamber to host another golf scramble with the re-opening of The Falls Golf Club, Chamber Director Becky Escue announced that there will be an Annual Membership Golf Classic on Wednesday, September 16.
The event will be held at The Falls Golf Club at Rough River.
Chamber members also have the opportunity to advertise their group at the event by being a “Hole Sponsor” for $100. The deadline for Hole Sponsorship is Friday, September 4.
– Kennedy Carmine has been welcomed to the Center on Main staff following the retirement of receptionist Michelle Payton.
Reach Brittany Wise at 270-259-9622 ext. 2014.