Friday, January 13, 2017

January is School Director Recognition Month

Say Thanks to our School Board Members!

Every year in January, we salute a special group of individuals who help run the schools in our community – the nine elected members of the school board.  It's not an easy job.  For those of you who read the monthly Board Meeting Recap or subscribe to and watch the Board meeting videos online - you know that its a tough job with many challenges. 

School Board members are volunteers - they are our neighbors, friends, community leaders and engaged citizens doing a necessary job for the benefit of our children. They make sure your concerns are heard and the unique challenges, values, culture and circumstances of the community are reflected in how your children are educated.

These elected officials spend countless hours reviewing budgets, approving curriculum and textbook choices, reviewing hiring decisions, adopting policy, and evaluating the academic and operational results of the district.

As we continue to celebrate the success stories throughout UCF,  let’s take time to acknowledge and thank our elected school board who play a significant role in creating the environment where those successes can happen.

During January and beyond, we ask everyone in the community to take time in some way to thank a school director for the time and effort they put into helping our schools. These individuals see the great value in standing up for public education. Let’s take a moment to stand up for them and give them the encouragement they need to help improve our schools, community and the lives of the children they serve.