November 15 will mark the 10thofficial statewide observance of School Board Members Day in Illinois. This is an opportunity for the district and community to thank school board members for their commitment in providing a local governance voice for education decisions.
Board members craft a vision, mission and goals that accurately reflect the desires expressed by community parents and residents. They take their positions seriously and view their roles as a way to create lasting educational opportunities for every student.
Board members do more than just attend meetings, they devote a significant amount of their own personal time to the district. They attend extracurricular events, participate in professional development opportunities to become better leaders, and work many hours to ensure students have access to educational resources they need to succeed.
For more on School Board Members Day, please see this week’s print edition.