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Morris to seek re-election to Hall school board
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Hall County Board of Education member Nath Morris talks about why he wants to seek a third four-year term this year.


Hall County Board of Education member Craig Herrington talks about why he is leaning toward seeking a third four-year term this year.
GAINESVILLE Hall County Board of Education member Nath Morris said he plans to run for re-election this year.

"These are exciting times in Hall County (schools), and I want to continue to be a part of (them)," Morris said.

Morris, 43, who represents North Hall, is seeking his third four-year term, which would begin Jan. 1. The election is Nov. 4.

Morris pointed out that the district is making many changes or additions, such as the International Baccalaureate program at West Hall, North Hall and Johnson high schools; increases in Advanced Placement classes; and limited-choice opportunities, such as the World Languages Academy opening in the fall.

"What we have to do now is implement these changes and make sure we have a positive impact on students," said Morris, who serves as board vice chairman.

Morris has a child at North Hall High School and one at Gainesville State College.

The only other person on the five-member board up for re-election is Craig Herrington.

Herrington, 47, who represents West Hall, said he "probably will" run again for a third four-year term, which also starts Jan. 1.

He said he no longer has children in the system but still has a vested interest with a granddaughter starting school in the next few years and a daughter "hopefully" teaching in the system next year.

"We’ve got a lot of exciting projects going," Herrington said. "... I’d like to see some of that come through."

Board members are paid $650 per month.

The other board members are Richard Higgins, Sam Chapman and Brian Sloan.

Qualifying is set for April 28-May 2, according to the Hall County elections office.