Board Recognition Month

Governor Rick Snyder proclaims January, 2015 as Local School Board Recognition Month in Michigan. During the month of January, the Michigan Association of School Boards, Michigan Department of Education, local school districts and community organizations will recognize and raise awareness of the countless efforts and contributions of local school boards and school board members throughout.
 
As citizen leaders, individual school board members face complex and demanding challenges. They are alternately described as having the most important volunteer jobs in the country and facing the toughest challenge in elected American government. Yet school board members are just ordinary citizens with extraordinary dedication to our nation’s public schools. All Michigan citizens should recognize the vital contributions of these men and women and the crucial role they play in the education of our 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 for continuous improvement in student learning. 

The month of January marks the annual observance of School Board Recognition Month. This is a time to show our appreciation and begin to better understand how local trustees work together to prepare today’s students to be tomorrow’s leaders. In January, join with others from throughout our district and state to salute the men and women who provide grassroots governance of public schools.

THANK YOU Godwin Heights Board of Education!
Allen Johnston, President
Lee Ann Platschorre, Vice President
Jan Allen, Secretary  
Ken Hornecker, Treasurer 
Brian Brown, Trustee
David Drake, Trustee
Kathryn DeYoung, Trustee