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JANUARY DESIGNATED SCHOOL BOARD RECOGNITION MONTH

January 4, 2017
 
Nancy Alana
Alana
Barbara Herrington
Herrington
Mark Jackson
Jackson
Rhonda Rezsofi
Rezsofi
Micky Shearon
Shearon
Chris Tackett
Tackett
Barbara Townsend
Townsend
 
January 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.
 
Members 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.
 
“Even 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 toSchool Board Recognition Month 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.”
 
The 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.
 
"Our 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 campuses.”
 
For more information about the GISD school board, go to www.granburyisd.org/schoolboard.
 
 
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