2017 is designated as School Board Recognition Month, and Granbury ISD is joining
with school districts from around the state to recognize the efforts of school
board members on behalf of Texas schoolchildren.
of the GISD Board of Trustees are: Nancy Alana, president; Mark Jackson, vice
president; Barbara Herrington, Ed.D., secretary; Rhonda Rezsofi; Micky Shearon;
Chris Tackett; and Barbara Townsend.
though we are making a special effort in January to show appreciation to our
board members, we realize their many contributions reflect a year-round
commitment. They generously give of themselves to ensure that decisions
directly affecting our local schools are made by representatives of this
community, people who are close to our schools and know our teachers, parents, and
students,” commented GISD superintendent Dr. James Largent.
“Board members shoulder
critical responsibilities and often make difficult choices. Their ultimate goal
is always focused on the future success of the children in our district,” Largent
said. “It’s more important than ever before that the public supports our
schools so that today’s students are prepared to be productive citizens and the
leaders of tomorrow. Our board members provide vision and leadership in their
roles as advocates, and they will continue to stand up for public education and
guard against anything that takes away from our children.”
theme of this year's recognition is "All-Star Team" reflecting that
Texans benefit every day by a group of more than 7,300 men and women in communities
across the state, according to the Texas Association of School Boards. These
local volunteers are elected by their constituents and receive no compensation
for their work as public servants.
district benefits from the tireless work and countless hours contributed by
these local citizens who work without pay," stated Largent. “Serving as a crucial link between the
community and classroom, this board is responsible for an annual budget of several
million dollars, almost 7,000 students, over nine hundred employees, and eleven