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15 FCS Employees Recognized for Going Above and Beyond!

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Over Winter Break, 15 of Forsyth County’s 42 schools experienced damage due to record-breaking cold temperatures. Most of the issues occurred over a 36-hour period on December 24 and 25. While it was a team effort to mitigate the damage and prepare for schools to open in January, 15 FCS employees were essential during this time period:

  • Chief Facilities Officer: Matt Wark
  • Maintenance Leads: Kevin Songer, Wayne Caston, Steve Mooney, and Lee Rowe
  • Maintenance Technicians: Bo Weldy, Cliff Funderburg, Clarence Crenshaw, Shane Bearden, John Dimattina, Ken Corley, Todd Ogletree, Todd Carney, Levi Sanford, and Russell Arnett

These members of Forsyth County Schools’ Facilities Department were recognized publicly for their dedication and hard work by the Superintendent and Board of Education at their meeting on January 17 (watch video at 7:19 mark). Additionally, the Forsyth County Education Foundation presented $2,250 in restaurant gift cards to these employees at the meeting for going above and beyond.

"Because of this team, all of our children could return to school after Winter Break," shared FCS Superintendent Dr. Jeff Bearden. “Thank you is not nearly sufficient, but I hope you know how much you are all appreciated, respected, and valued. You selflessly gave up time with family and friends over the break to ensure a safe opening of school for our students and staff."

Thank you to these 15 essential Forsyth County Schools’ family members and the Foundation!