Three new board members are sworn in to the Dothan City Board of Education

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — The Dothan City School board has three newly-elected board members, including a new chairman.

Who will join the other four board members who continue representing their respective districts.

The board plans to work on behalf of the students, parents, teachers, staff, and the community.

“Well its a really good board and it is going to be a board I think that wants to make an impact for students,” District 3 Representative Melanie Hill said.

Scott Childers will serve as the chairman of the board, while Brenda Guilford , Dr. Franklin Jones, Melanie Hill, Brett Strickland Amy Bonds, and Aurie Jenkins will be the board members. Looking to constantly improve Dothan City Schools.

“We’re going to improve, we’re going to grow, we’re going to succeed, and we’re going to be the best,” Dothan City Board of Education Chairman Scott Childers said.

After tonight’s swearing in, board members begin to serve in their positions for the next four years.

Scott Childers and Aurie Jenkins will be serving on the board for the first time.

Melanie Hill returns after serving between 2013-2015 before she resigned in her unsuccessful bid to become the District 2 Representative for the State Board of Education. Hill is now looking to help the teachers and staff within the school system.

“So we just have to come along and encourage them. Do some things for them,” Hill said.

Hill also says that she wants to see a continued increase in culture through Dothan City Schools.

“Build the culture and to reach people who are moving to Dothan. Let them know that we’ve got a good school system and we want to show it to them. We want them to choose us.” Hill said.

This new board will hold its next meeting Monday, October 18th.

“Looking forward to service. Looking forward to being apart of future decisions and all the things we are going to accomplish,” Childers said.

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