School Board Honorees Jan. 10
As citizen leaders, individual school board members face complex and demanding challenges. The scope and far-reaching implications of board members’ responsibilities make their jobs highly significant. This month focuses on the crucial role these elected public officials play in the education of children.
Their job is to establish a vision for the education program, design a structure to achieve that vision, ensure schools are accountable to the community, and strongly advocate continuous improvement in student learning. That job entails many meetings and school functions to attend; reams of reports, agendas, proposals, and other information to read and study; and a host of difficult decisions to make.