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May is School Board Recognition Month

By Laurie Noll | May 11, 2017

To the editor:

Fairfield Community School District will join public education systems throughout the state to salute their local school board members and celebrate public education during Iowa’s annual School Board Recognition Month in May.

The commemorative month is designed to recognize the contributions made by Iowa’s 2,000-plus local school board, community college and AEA board members, including the members of the Fairfield Community School District Board of Education, who are charged with governing public education under state law.

Iowa school board members are chosen by their communities through election to manage local schools. They oversee an annual budget of $26 million, 1,636 students, 301 employees and seven buildings.

These volunteer leaders also are responsible for formulating school system policy, approving curricula, maintaining school facilities and adhering to state and federal education law.

Legal concerns and the complexities of school finance, including budgeting and taxation, require them to spend many hours in board training programs and personal study to enhance their understanding of these issues.

We don’t always recognize the dedication and hard work of these public servants elected to represent us and the interest of our children. Invite them out for coffee. Ask how you might help support your local community schools.

Drop off cookies at the May board meeting. Write your school board members a thank you note. Let them know you appreciate what they do for your kids in Fairfield Community School District.

Please join us by saying “thanks” to our school board members during School Board Recognition Month in May.

The men and women serving Fairfield Community School District are:

• Dr. Phil Miller, President

• Kate Van Pelt, Vice President

• Jennifer Anderson

• Joe Carr

• Jeremy Miller

• Paul Miller

• Warren Schaefer

 

– Dr. Laurie Noll, Fairfield schools superintendent

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