The Polk School District took time out during the April combined session to show their appreciation for the support staff who helps make schools run smoothly on a daily basis.
The April 2021 MERIT Award winner was Maryann James.
James is secretary at Eastside Elementary. She received a certificate, a gift card and a round of applause from the audience for her service to the district.
MERIT Awards are given out monthly by the district and honoring a different area of the staff within the district, from maintenance to educators, and the nutrition staff to the administration.
Check back later today for more on the Board of Education meeting for April, or read coverage of SPLOST project decisions made during the session.