MC School Board member spotlight
Harvey Jones, representing the District 2, was appointed to the Marshall County Board of Education November 24, 2009, to fill Mark Wilkerson’s unexpired term. Mr. Jones then went on to win the 2012 election and re-election in 2016. His current term expires in 2020.
Jones, a life-long Marshall Countian, sought a seat on the board to “stand up for our children, our schools and our taxpayers.”
A staunch supporter of the recently-completed $19.5 million dollar building program, which included a new school in Chapel Hill, additions to Lewisburg elementary schools, and a new gym and renovations at Forrest School, Jones said he learned a lot during that phase. “Being a part of these improvements has made me a wiser and better board member.” He went on to say that “this is only the beginning” with “many more things” to be addressed.
“We have great children, strong teachers, and capable administrators” in the Marshall County School System, Jones stated. He feels the school system is “headed in the right direction.”
Jones is employed by Southeastern Technology, a division of Autocam Medical. During his “off” time, he enjoys spending time with his grandchildren and attending sporting events of all kinds.
Harvey and his wife, Deborah, have two children, Chuck and Dawn (who is a teacher in the Marshall County School System), and five grandchildren.