Posted Date: 01/22/2023
School board members exemplify local citizen control and decision-making in education. They work hundreds of hours and put in an immeasurable amount of energy to assure that our schools are providing the best education possible for the students of our community. January 23rd - 27th is School Board Recognition week and the perfect time to acknowledge their service to our students and our communities.
School board members are citizens whose decisions affect our students — what they learn, who will teach them and what kinds of facilities house their classrooms. These are individuals elected to establish the policies that provide the framework for our public schools. They represent you, and they take this responsibility seriously by attending lengthy — sometimes challenging — meetings, conferences and forums where they broaden their knowledge about education. With the advice and counsel of the educational professionals they hire, our school board has an impact on virtually every aspect of our schools. It’s a huge responsibility and one that should not be taken lightly. Too often we neglect to recognize the dedication and hard work of these board members who represent us.
The staff and students of our school district are asking all local citizens to take a moment to tell a school board member “thanks for caring about our student’s education.” So, hats off to the dedicated individuals who make it possible for local citizens to have a say about education in our communities. We salute the public servants of Lenoir City Schools whose dedication and civic responsibility make local control of public schools in our community possible. We applaud them for their vision and voice to help shape a better tomorrow.