January 9, 2014

Laird, Jones to be sworn in Monday

Submitted by Dalton Public Schools

— Dalton Public Schools staff and members of the Dalton Board of Education will honor Sherwood Jones III and Steve Laird at a reception on Monday as they begin their service on the school board.

The reception will be held at City Hall at 300 W. Waugh St. at 6 p.m. prior to the January regular board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Judge Sheri Blevins will conduct the swearing-in ceremony for the new board members.

Jones replaces former board member Steve Williams who did not seek re-election. He is a partner and principal in the local architectural firm Carlson-Jones Architects. Jones is a graduate of Dalton High School and holds a bachelor’s in architecture from Auburn University and a master’s of science in management from Georgia Institute of Technology. He is married and has three children, all students in the Dalton Public Schools system. 

Laird replaces former board member Mark Orr who also did not seek re-election. He is the director of contract administration with Shaw Industries Inc. and holds a bachelor’s of science in accounting and finance from Florida State University. Laird is married and has two children, both graduates of Dalton High School. 

The public is invited to attend the reception for Jones and Laird as they begin their service to the students, staff and community.