School Board members recognized for community contribution

Published 12:48 pm Friday, January 14, 2005

By Staff
NILES - The month of January marks the annual observance of School Board Recognition Month in Michigan - a time to salute the work of school board members and celebrate public education.
In both the Brandywine and Niles School Districts, the school board members must develop policies and make tough decisions on complex educational and social issues which impact the entire community.
They bear responsibility for the annual budget, students, employees, and buildings. They carry out the truest form of representative government in our democracy - volunteer public service, and preserve the core of our democratic land - public education.
Doug Law, Superintendent Niles Community Schools, invites you to recognize and celebrate the work of your school trustees.
Ask how you might help support your local neighborhood schools. Write your school board members a thank you note.
Let them know you appreciate what they do for kids in the Brandywine and Niles School Districts.
The men and women servicing Brandywine and Niles School Districts and their years of service are as follows:
Brandywine: James Curran, President (11 years), Cynthia Benson, Vice President (6 years), Michael Shelton, Secretary (8 years), Philip Bozung, Treasurer (6 years), Michael Armstrong, Trustee (8 years), Dennis Cooper, Trustee (6 years), and Rick Zache, Trustee (1 year).
Niles: Jerry French, President (4 years), John Mattix, Vice President (4 years), Dana Daniels, Secretary (2 years), Scott Tyler, Treasurer (7 years), Mary Crayton, Trustee (9 years), Michael Dreher, Trustee (3 years), and Elaine Miller, Trustee (11 years).