The Minnesota School Boards’ Association set Feb. 18-22 as School Board Recognition Week in Minnesota as a time to build awareness and understanding of the vital function an elected board of education plays in our society. Stillwater Area Public Schools joined all public school districts across the state to celebrate School Board Recognition Week to honor local board members for their commitment to this district 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,” said Corey Lunn, superintendent. “They make the tough decisions every month and spend many hours studying education issues and regulations in order to provide the kind of accountability our citizens expect.”
School board members play a vital role in the district. They have a hand in creating a vision for what the community wants the school district to be and for making student achievement the top priority. The also form partnerships with others in the community to solve common problems, and most importantly, focus their attention on the needs for continuous improvement in the district, to name a few.
“School board members give citizens a voice in education decision making,” Lunn said “Even though we make a special effort to show our appreciation in February, their contribution is a year-round commitment.”
The school board members serving our district are as follows:
- Kathy Buchholz
- Amy Burback
- Natalie Fedi
- Natasha Fleischman
- George Hoeppner
- Tom Lehmann
- Mike Ptacek
Please take time in the coming days to thank these people for the enormous contributions they make to our students and our communities. Contact information is available on our website.