School Board Recognition Month
The Iowa Association of School Boards has designated May as School Board Recognition Month, this year recognizing their work in ‘Launching Iowa’s Next Generation.’
As citizen leaders, Linn-Mar board members face complex and demanding challenges. Yet few people fully understand the scope and far-reaching implications of board members’ responsibilities. All Iowa citizens should recognize the vital contributions of these elected officials and focus attention on the crucial role they play in the education of our children.
The seven members of the Linn-Mar board establish a vision for the education program, design a structure to achieve that vision, ensure schools are accountable to the community, strongly advocate continuous improvement in student learning, and create a positive atmosphere for the entire district. To accomplish these goals, board members contribute thousands of hours each year leading their districts. Whether it be crafting policies, hiring administrators, listening to staff and student concerns, or advocating with legislators, board members always keep their eyes on the goal of student achievement.
The time spent in board meetings represents just a small fraction of the hours school board members spend leading in their districts. They attend seminars and training sessions to keep current on the latest trends in educational leadership; are deeply involved in community and school activities, and create, read and study countless reports, agendas, proposals, and other information to guide difficult decisions. Their love for learning and their commitment to the students, staff, and community served by the Linn-Mar district drives board members’ desire to help students take flight.
Join us in saying thank you to Board President Brittania Morey, Vice-President Clark Weaver, Barry Buchholz, Sondra Nelson, Matt Rollinger, Melissa Walker, and Rachel Wall. for launching Iowa’s next generation and recognizing their efforts throughout the year.