Cox announces retirement from School Board

Special to The Star
Published: Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 10:08 AM.

George Cox has been a Gulf County education institution for 50 years.

As of November, his role will become strictly voluntary.

Cox announced at Tuesday’s regular monthly meeting of the Gulf County School Board that he would be retiring from his District 2 seat effective with the 2014 elections in November.

Cox, first voted to the seat in a special election when Sharon Gaskin mounted a campaign for Superintendent of Schools, was returned to office for two full terms, never facing opposition.

“I would like to thank the voters of District 2,” Cox said. “I have spent all of my adult life working with the Gulf County School System. It has been most rewarding and I will continue to support it in any way I can.”

Which effectively means Cox is not retiring from the system, just retiring from receiving a paycheck for this work.

Cox has counted money for school events, contributed to efforts of various clubs and organizations – not to mention individual students – and has volunteered to count the proceeds from the vending machines at Wewahitchka High School for years.

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