Lewis Cass recognizes school board

Published 11:36 am Friday, January 3, 2014

January is School Board Recognition Month and Lewis Cass Intermediate School District is joining 545 local and 56 intermediate school districts across the state to thank these community volunteers for their untiring dedication to public education.

“Serving on a school board has been described as the ‘toughest volunteer job in America.’ Yet Michigan’s public school board members dedicate countless personal hours to attending meetings, school functions, and hours of preparation for the decisions they make,” said Superintendent Robert E. Colby. “On top of that, many pursue their own professional development to stay on top of the ever-changing education landscape. Collectively, school board members in Michigan have spent about 7,000 hours attending training and professional development. They’re dedicated individuals who are committed to the continuing success of our schools and students.”

Many would say it’s an exciting and challenging time in public education. School board members in Lewis Cass Intermediate School District develop policies and make tough decisions that help shape the future of our education system.

“We proudly join educators and community members in saluting these education advocates as they provide vision and leadership for student achievement, academic programs, district funding and school facilities,” Colby said. “They preserve the core of our democracy—public education.”

The men and women serving Lewis Cass Intermediate School District and their years of service are:

• Donald Curtis President: 14 years

• Patricia Adams, Vice President: 13 years

• David Gordon, Secretary: 3 years

• Thomas Atkinson, Treasurer: 2 years

• Kevin Anderson, Trustee: 1 year