BHCS School Board of Education

    Shirley Brooks, Chairman

    Andy Johnson, Vice Chairman

    Theresa Davis 

    Tyler Clemons

    David Garrison

    Kenneth Palmer

    Jeremy Cox

    Dawn Clements, Superintendent






School Board Meetings

  •  eboard link

    School Board Meetings:  eBoard Site

    Simbli is the website software program used by our school board. 

    It includes:

    • Meeting Dates, Agendas, & Minutes
    • Planning Documents
    • School Board Policies
    • Communications

Ben Hill County Board Meetings

  • Upcoming Board Meetings.
    Meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Room located at 509 West Palm Street.

    January 10, 2023

    February 7, 2023

    March 14, 2023 (Will be held at Ben Hill PreSchool 406 West Suwanee Street)

    April 11, 2023

    May  9, 2023

    June 15, 2023

    July 11, 2023

    August 8, 2023

    September 12, 2023

    October 10, 2023

    November 14, 2023

    December 12, 2023

    Addressing the Board:

    The Board offers time on the agenda for individuals to address the Board under public comments. Agendas for the Board meetings are prepared in advance by the Board Chair and Superintendent. Meetings of the Board of Education are held to conduct the affairs and business of the school system. The public is invited and encouraged to attend all meetings of the Board of Education, and, except for the executive portion of the meeting, the meetings shall be open to the public.

    Members of the public may address the Board of Education at appropriate times and in accordance with procedures established by the Board of Education and Georgia law. All presentations are to be brief and intended for the Board of Education to hear comments or concerns without taking action. The public may remark on issues regarding the School District and the Board of Education’s conduct of the schools, including criticisms of school operations and programs. However, issues or incidents involving individual employees and students and matters that are in litigation or an administrative process will not be addressed in public participation. Other channels provide for the Board of Education to consider complaints related to individuals. In addition, administrative procedures for problem resolution must be exhausted before the matter is brought before the Board of Education.

    The Superintendent shall make available procedures for the public to request to be placed on the meeting agenda for presentation to the Board of Education. These procedures shall also be available at the office of the Superintendent and shall be given, upon request, to anyone requesting a copy. The approval or denial of such a request shall be in the discretion of the Superintendent and Board of Education. In other cases, the public will be provided the opportunity to make comment to the Board of Education during the public comment period provided for in regular monthly meetings of the Board of Education.

    The Board Chair shall be responsible for calling on all speakers for maintaining order and for adhering to the time limits set. Each speaker will state his or her name, address, and the subject about which he or she wishes to speak. In accordance with law, the Board Chair may limit the number of persons speaking for or against an issue. All speakers are asked to keep their remarks civil. The use of obscene or profane language, physical violence, or the threat thereof, or other loud and boisterous behavior will not be allowed. For more information, contact the:

    Ben Hill County Board of Education
    509 West Palm Street
    Fitzgerald, GA 31750
    (229) 409-5500


    School Board Attorney:
    Toni Sawyer
    311 West Central Avenue
    Fitzgerald, GA 31750
    (229) 423-6608