School Board Recognition Month
Thank You School Board Members!
School board members work tirelessly throughout the year. Their job has been especially tough in recent years, as they must focus on providing students with a top-notch 21st century education as funding continues to dwindle.
School board members are the stewards of the district mission and vision. They set standards for achievement and diligently evaluate to ensure those standards are met. They decide how to distribute limited resources, sometimes making difficult decisions to cut programs the community values. They connect and problem solve. They question, examine, revise and revisit issues to ensure continuous improvement.
And because of their selfless efforts, we thank them.
The National School Boards Association designates January as School Board Recognition Month. In Colorado, Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed a proclamation making January 2013 School Board Recognition Month in Colorado. Read the Proclamation.
Below we include some ideas for showing gratitude to school board members. Once January is over, use these ideas throughout the year to remind board members they are appreciated.