School Board Appreciation Week set for Jan. 25-Feb. 2
The Tennessee School Boards Association has set Jan. 27-Feb. 2 as School Board Appreciation Week in Tennessee as a time to build awareness and understanding of the vital function an elected board of education plays in our community.
Trousdale County Schools are joining all public school districts across the state to celebrate School Board Appreciation Week to honor local board members for their commitment to Trousdale County and its children.
“It takes strong schools to build a strong community, and these men and women devote countless hours to making sure our schools are helping every child learn at a higher level. They make the tough decisions every month and spend many hours studying education laws and regulations in order to provide the kind of accountability our citizens expect,” said Director of Schools Clint Satterfield.
He also stated, “The key work of school boards is to raise student achievement by:
• Creating community awareness for making student achievement the top priority’
• Establishing standards for what students will be expected to learn and be able to do,
• Ensuring progress is measured to be sure the district’s goals are achieved and students are learning at expected levels,
• Being accountable for their decisions and actions by continually tracking and reporting results,
• Creating a safe learning environment where students can learn and teachers can teach,
• Forming partnerships with other organizations to solve common problems, and
• Focusing attention on the need for continuous school improvement by questioning, refining and revising issues related to student achievement.
School board members give the Trousdale County citizens a voice in education decision making. Even though we make a special effort to show our appreciation in January, their contribution is a year-round commitment.
"We appreciate the outstanding work of our board members: Regina Waller, Chairperson; Anthony Crook, Denice Jackson, Randy Linville and Mary Helen McGowan."
Trousdale County Mayor Jake West read from his proclamation during the recent Board of Education meeting declaring this week School Board Appreciation Week in Trousdale.
"I encourage all citizens to join me in this worthy observation," said West. "I appreciate all the members here. The achievements that you all have accomplished during your term of office, I cannot put into words what it means to me as you do what you were elected to do in voting for what is best for our children."