Communities across the state will honor the dedicated service of local boards of education during School Board Recognition Week, which will be February 9 through February 15, as proclaimed by Governor Michael Parson.
At the regularly scheduled Ste. Genevieve R-II Board of Education meeting on January 21, the school district recognized and thanked board members for their service and dedication. The board was recognized with a certificate from the Missouri School Boards’ Association and a proclamation from Parson. Employees shared notes of appreciation, and students created videos, cards and posters, while the schools brought in dinner and dessert for the Board of Education members.
“Although showing appreciation should be a year-round process, taking advantage of School Board Recognition Week assures that these important people receive some of the thanks they deserve,” superintendent Dr. Julie Flieg said. “We would like to thank our students and staff for taking the time to celebrate and share appreciation for this important group.”
The goal of School Board Recognition Week is to build awareness and understanding of the important function an elected board of education plays in communities and schools.
School Board Recognition Week is sponsored by the Missouri School Boards’ Association, a private, not-for-profit organization that exists to help school boards succeed.
(Information from the Ste. Genevieve R-II School District.)