Northwest Iowa — The Iowa Association of School Boards says this is School Board Recognition Month. They tell us it’s to honor the volunteer board members who serve on Iowa’s 330 local school boards, nine area education agency boards, and 15 community college boards. This year’s theme is “Superheroes for Public Education.”
Across northwest Iowa, area school districts are thanking their school boards in a number of ways.
In the Sheldon School District, Superintendent Cory Myer says that every board member gets a certificate of appreciation. He says they also receive polo shirts with school logo.
Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Superintendent Patrick Carlin tells us they thank their board with phone calls and emails and honor them with certificates.
At Sibley-Ocheyedan, Superintendent Bill Boer tells us their board members are also recognized at the May board meeting. He says they also send out an email to all their staff, encouraging them to send each board member a thank you message.
At George-Little Rock, Superintendent John Eyerly says the board members are thanked during the comments portion of the board meeting from different groups, and the administration also puts together a press release honoring the board members in the media.
At Central Lyon, Superintendent Dave Ackerman says it’s mentioned at the May board meeting that it is School Board Recognition Month, and board members receive certificates. He says they also put up posters honoring the school board.
Rock Valley Superintendent Chad Janzen says they always put something in the board minutes. Plus, he usually writes a recognition message on Facebook. He says they also get thank you messages from the community.