FLOWERY BRANCH, GA – Longtime community servant and Republican activist Mark Pettitt today announced his intentions to run for the Hall County School Board, Post Two.
“We are fortunate and blessed to live in such a wonderful community, and our future is only as good as the state of our public schools,” said Mark Pettitt. “Through much prayer and thoughtful discussion with family members and friends I have decided to offer everything I have to the children of Hall County so that they may receive an even better education than I was fortunate enough to receive.”
A product of Hall County Schools and former substitute teacher, Mark Pettitt is no stranger to education and plans to help strengthen the public schools by working with teachers and parents to find out what works best in each individual classroom.
“We know that a one size fits all, top-down approach does not work for a twenty-first century education,” said Pettitt. “I will make sure that every child has the opportunity to attend a Hall County charter academy that best meets their unique educational needs.”
A member of the Hall County SPLOST Citizen’s Oversight Panel, Pettitt plans to push for more community involvement at the school board by streaming board meetings online and hosting parent and teacher roundtable groups.
Additionally, he will work to continue expanding programs of choice and charter academies while creating a technically skilled workforce. “There is a reason Georgia has been named the number one state in the nation in which to do business for five years now, and that begins with preparing a skilled labor force. Vocational readiness would be one of my top priorities while serving on the board of education,” Pettitt remarked.
Mark Pettitt is a lifelong resident of Hall County, a graduate of Johnson High School and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Georgia. He lives in Chestnut Mountain and is a supervisor for UPS. Additionally, Mark serves as Chairman of the Hall County Library Board of Trustees where he spearheaded the implementation of the passport acceptance program at Blackshear Place Library, helped eliminated employee furloughs, increased operating hours to the public and increased the system’s fund balance by nearly 250%. He is also involved in volunteerism through his membership with the Gainesville Jaycees and has been elected twice by the Ninth District Republican Party to the Georgia Republican Party State Committee. Pettitt ran for the seat in 2014 and received 49.52% of the county-wide vote.