CITRUS COUNTY, Fla. – Organizational Meeting of the Citrus County School Board Full speed ahead for the Citrus County School Board. During the annual organizational meeting Tuesday afternoon, Superintendent Sandra “Sam” Himmel was sworn in by School Board Attorney Wes Bradshaw for her fifth consecutive term as Superintendent of Schools.
Superintendent Himmel then swore in re-elected school board members Sandra “Sandy” Counts and Ginger Bryant in front of family members, friends, and peers at the Citrus County School District. Traditionally, the current vice-chairperson is voted by the board members to be the new chairperson; the current vice-chair is Linda Powers. School board members voted in new Chairwoman Linda Powers to lead future meetings. Ginger Bryant was voted in as Vice Chairwoman. All motions moved unanimously five to zero.
Former School Board Chairwoman Sandra “Sandy” Counts was presented with a plaque by Sam Himmel and incoming Chairwoman Linda Powers thanking her for her tenure as Chairwoman.
The responsibilities of the school board chairperson include running meetings, keeping track of unfinished business and upcoming issues, meeting with school district officials, reviewing meeting agendas, signing all documents on behalf of the school board, representing the school board and district, managing discussions among board members and all other tasks to ensure meetings run efficiently and decisions are lawful.