The National Association of Federally Impacted Schools (NAFIS) announced that Jason Rogers, Assistant Superintendent of Operations at Bryan County Schools, has been appointed to the NAFIS Board of Directors as the Region II Director.
The appointment took place at the 2020 Summer NAFIS Board Meeting.
As a member of the NAFIS Board of Directors, Rogers will serve as a national leader in advocating for school districts that receive Impact Aid. In this role he will work with other board members from across the country to guide the association’s public policy work and oversee plans for the association.
As the Region II Director, Rogers represents 10 states: Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida. Impact Aid reimburses school districts for the loss of revenue caused by the presence of nontaxable Federal property, including military installations; Indian Trust, Treaty and Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act lands; Federal low-income housing facilities; and national laboratories and other Federal buildings and property. It helps ensure students who attend schools on or near Federal property have access to a quality education.
“Bryan County recognizes the unique opportunity it has in supporting our federally connected students and their parents. Impact Aid dollars are intentionally directed to supplement and enhance instruction in all of our classrooms, and these funds remain vital to the comprehensive operation of our district,” said Rogers. “Bryan County Schools enjoys an extremely positive relationship with the leadership at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield, and the system remains committed to building upon that foundation to magnify the overall educational experience for all of our students and stakeholders.”
Rogers has been involved with the Impact Aid program for approximately 17 years. He accepted the position of Assistant Superintendent in Bryan County in July 2019. Prior to that, he served as Assistant Superintendent and Chief Operations Officer for Liberty County Schools – another federally impacted school district – for 16 years. He currently serves as the NAFIS State Chair for Georgia.
In addition, he is a longstanding member of the Military Impacted Schools Association (MISA) and serves on its executive board. “I look forward to serving on the NAFIS board and working with my fellow board members – a group of individuals who exhibit such a passion for doing what is right for children,” Rogers continued. “I would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the NAFIS community for their vote of confidence in placing me on the board.”
“The NAFIS board plays a critical role in ensuring that students in federally impacted school districts receive the resources that they deserve,” said NAFIS Executive Director Hilary Goldmann. “Jason brings important insight into the needs of these school districts, their students and their communities, as well as a wealth of experience and ideas from which NAFIS will benefit.”
Rogers’ term will last for two years.