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School Boards Make a Difference

Posted on: January 10, 2017
Photo of Kings Board of Education

January is School Board Recognition Month. School board members are ordinary people who have an extraordinary dedication to our public schools. It is time we thanked them for their untiring efforts.

Too often we forget about the personal sacrifices school board members routinely make. Too often we forget about the important role school board members play in assuring local control over our public schools, control that is in the hands of people we know … people who are our neighbors.

Too often we are quick to criticize school board members without really knowing all the details that went into any given decision. Too often the efforts of school board members go unrecognized and unrewarded.

We can begin to correct these oversights this January as we celebrate our Kings School Board Members. This is a time to show our appreciation and to begin to better understand how school board members work together to provide leadership for our schools.

The school board is accountable to the public. It is responsible for assuring the public that the money allocated to the public schools is providing a good return on the investment. Thus, the board oversees regular assessment of the district’s students, staff and programs.

This January, join with others from throughout our district to salute Mrs. Grant, Mrs. Baker-Hicks, Mr. Hinman, Mr. McKiernan and Mrs. Phillips! Please make a special effort to tell each school board member his or her hard work has been noticed and is very much appreciated.