HIGHLIGHTS & HAPPENINGS: Houston County School District

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Congratulations to Houston County School District, for being Named Georgia’s Best Employer. Planters First Bank is proud of everything Houston County School District has accomplished.

The Houston County School District has been named the best employer in the state of Georgia by Forbes. Of 100 large employers in the state, the District is in first place. Forbes posted “America’s Best Employers by State” online on Aug. 24, 2020. The list of companies and agencies for Georgia includes: Amazon, Chick-fil-A, Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, Department of Defense, Google, Lockheed Martin and Microsoft. Five other public school districts and several universities are also on the list for the state.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mark Scott commented, “Our recruiting campaign is titled, ‘Land the Job You Love’ because we believe our employees are our most important resource. Being recognized as the ‘Best Employer in the State’ is affirmation that our employees love their job and the people they work alongside. The members of the Houston County Board of Education make our employees a priority throughout the school year, but more importantly, during budget time by providing a competitive salary and benefit package. Although we have over 4,000 full-time employees, we still meet with new hires individually to provide an orientation and answer questions. Our people work hard every day to produce high-achieving students and make our school system world class!”

Jason Lord, Planters First Bank Perry Market President, had the following to say, "It's an incredible honor that is evidence of the dedication and desire to excel from every employee and staff member of the Houston County School District. At Planters First Bank, we are extremely proud of the efforts all of these individuals display both in their classrooms and communities, and we are thrilled that they have earned this recognition. It is our privilege to offer congratulations to our neighbors in the Houston County School District for this distinction and all the 4,000+ who helped make it the best employer in Georgia!"