January is School Board Recognition Month in Louisiana
Parishes throughout Louisiana will celebrate School Board Recognition Month in January. Over 540 locally elected school board members throughout Louisiana will be recognized by schools and communities for their service and dedication to public education.
The theme of this year’s celebration, “School Boards Matter” reinforces the unique role school boards play in promoting and advocating for quality education and the ownership they take for governing their local public schools.
“The foundation of school leadership is ensuring equal learning opportunities for all students,” said Johnny Rowland, District Superintendent. “We’re proud of our district, and School Board Recognition Month is the time to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of our elected trustees.”
In the Webster Parish School District, school board members must develop policies and make tough decisions on complex educational and social issues impacting the entire community. They bear responsibility for an annual budget of $76 million, 6200 students, 800 employees, and 19 buildings.
“Too often we neglect to recognize the dedication and hard work of these men and women who represent us. I invite you to recognize and celebrate the work of your school board,” Rowland said.