Chris Culver Swearing In Cerermony

School Board member Chris Culver was sworn into office on Dec. 20, 2017. (Contributed photo)

The newest member of the Polk County Board of Education rolled up his sleeves and got to work during the first work session of 2018.

School board member Chris Culver got to take his District 6 seat before the start of the New Year, and got to participate in opening meeting of the year after he won a run-off following the special election for the seat during the November municipal elections.

“I’m excited to serve the students, faculty, and administrators of Polk School District,” Culver said in a statement last week. “I’m looking forward to working with our new superintendent Mrs. Laurie Atkins. I want to continue to help move our school system forward with positive progress. My expectations are high for our Board, administration, faculty and students.”

Culver continued his stance that he comes in without agenda, and will focus on business-minded, common sense ideas to the seat.

He also plans to make visits to all the schools in the county during the first months of his tenure, starting with schools in Cedartown he is less familiar with since he represents the Rockmart area.

“I look forward to meeting the PSD staff throughout our great district,” Culver said.

He said that his expectations are high as he takes office, and that not only should people expect 100 percent out of him in the job, but that he hopes the staff and administration will put up 100 percent effort in educating Polk County’s youth.

Culver was sworn in on Dec. 20, 2017 following a recount in his one-vote win over interim school board member Judy Wiggins in the December run-off for the District 6 seat.