January 2012 is School Board Recognition Month–a great time
to focus on the crucial role an elected board of trustees plays in our
communities and schools. They are extraordinary people who voluntarily tackle
the enormous job of governing school districts. Their actions and decisions
affect the present and future lives of our children.
Recognizing board members for this commitment and sacrifice
takes a combined effort on the part of all those they serve: administrators,
school staff, students, and the community. Even though showing appreciation
should be a year-round process, taking advantage of the designated School Board
Recognition Month in January ensures that these important people receive some
of the thanks they deserve.