At the July 20 work session, Mark R. Jones was sworn in as the newest member of the Caroline County Board of Education. He fills the vacancy left by the passing of board member Kathy Dill in April.
Mr. Jones was welcomed by fellow board members and Interim Superintendent Derek Simmons, along with staff in attendance for the work session. After being sworn in by Clerk of the Court Terry Lord, Mr. Jones stated that he was looking forward to getting to know everyone and serving the students of Caroline County.
Mr. Jones is a lifelong resident of Caroline County. He is a 1996 graduate of North Caroline High School and holds an associate degree in Poultry Science from Delaware Technical & Community College. Mr. Jones is the business owner of a grain farming operation that spans Caroline, Talbot, and Kent County, Delaware. He resides in Denton with his wife Sherry and daughters Abigail, Kate, and Macy, all of whom attend Caroline County schools. In his spare time, Mr. Jones enjoying flying and is currently in the process of earning a private pilot certificate.
The Board of Education provides leadership and oversight for the Caroline County Public Schools by setting goals, establishing policies, and committing resources to benefit students. The Board is comprised of three elected members, two members appointed by the governor, and two non-voting student members (one from each high school).
The Board generally meets the first Tuesday of every month and holds a work session on the third Tuesday of most months. Further information, including a meeting schedule, may be found on the Leadership page of the CCPS website.