Northwest Iowa — May is School Board Recognition Month in Iowa. The Iowa Association of School Boards says they sponsor School Board Recognition Month to recognize board members for their “tremendous commitment to Iowa students.”
The IASB says that even though showing recognition should be a year-round process, taking advantage of a designated month “ensures these volunteers receive some of the thanks they deserve.” IASB officials say that this month is a great opportunity to build community awareness and understanding about the crucial role of your local school board.
In northwest Iowa, administrators, teachers, and others are recognizing school boards in many different ways. For instance, in the Sheldon Community School District, Superintendent Robin Spears says board members are receiving award of achievement certificates during the school board meeting and will be thanked and recognized during the meeting. MOC-Floyd Valley School Board members are also being recognized at their meeting. George-Little Rock Superintendent John Eyerly says that he is reaching out to local media to honor the contributions of school board members there. And at Central Lyon, Superintendent Dave Ackerman says they have had posters up in the school all month thanking the board members. He says they are also being recognized at the board meeting and will receive certificates. Districts across northwest Iowa are recognizing their school board members in similar ways.
We at KIWA would also like to thank school board members for their volunteer contribution of countless hours every month to the education of the area’s students.