Kentucky is once again observing the month of January as School Board Recognition Month.
As superintendent, and on behalf of students, parents, staff members and community partners, I want to thank Pat Hall, Angie Johnson, Barkley Taylor, Mitch Overstreet and Suzanne Wilson.
These Board members serve our school and community with integrity and honor. They are committed to our children’s futures.
The only time many people pay attention to their local school board is when there is a vote on tax rates, but school board members do much more than just set tax rates.
Campbellsville Board of Education members, elected by the people, are responsible for our community’s most precious resource and the key to its future – our children – and their educational opportunities.
Maybe they serve to improve those opportunities for their children, maybe they do it to ensure our community is poised to meet the future with a highly educated workforce able to improve the local economy, or maybe they do it because they believe in the role public education plays in creating a better Commonwealth for all residents.
Whatever the reason, Campbellsville Board of Education members serve with minimal compensation and maximum effort.
Board members spend hours reading materials and digging into reports to prepare for long, detailed meetings. State law requires members to obtain training on finance, charter schools, ethics, leadership and other topics.
Most importantly, school board members are members of the community. They must be prepared to answer questions about district operations at the grocery store or at the board table.
School Board Recognition Month is a good time to recognize Campbellsville Board of Education members Angie Johnson, Barkley Taylor, Mitch Overstreet, Pat Hall and Suzanne Wilson for their work.
It’s my hope that the people in our community will take a few moments this month to thank them and learn more about the work given to our school board members, who bear the tremendous responsibility of ensuring the long-term success of our school system and of our community’s children.
Campbellsville Independent Schools