Lancaster City Schools Honors School Board Members during School Board Recognition Month
Lancaster City Schools joined more than 700 school districts throughout Ohio to celebrate January as School Board Recognition month.
School boards plant the seeds of success
School board members are ordinary people who have an extraordinary
dedication to our public schools. It is time we thanked them for their untiring
Too often we forget about the personal sacrifices school board members
routinely make. Too often we forget about the important role school board
members play in assuring local control over our public schools, control that is in
the hands of people we know … people who are our neighbors.
Too often we forget that, in the tradition of a representative democracy, school
board members are our connection to influencing how our public schools are
governed. Too often we are quick to criticize school board members without
really knowing all the details that went into any given decision. Too often the
efforts of school board members go unrecognized and unrewarded.
We began to correct these oversights in January, which is School Board
Recognition Month. This is a time to show our appreciation and to begin to
better understand how school board members work together to provide
leadership for our schools.
Our school board works closely with parents, education professionals and
community members to create the educational vision we want for our students.
It formulates goals, defines results and sets the course for an adequate and
equitable educational program for all students.
Our school board is accountable to the public. It is responsible for assuring the
public that the money allocated to the public schools is providing a good return
on the investment. Thus, the board oversees regular assessment of the district’s
students, staff and programs.
Our school board also is a strong advocate for public schools and is responsible
for communicating the needs of the school district to the public and the public’s
expectations to the district.
We want to recognize our very own board members for their years of service to Lancaster City Schools. Please help us thank them for their untiring efforts: Amy Eyman (LHS Class of 1984, Serving on the board since 2008) , Dianne Garlinger (LHS Class of 1984, Serving on the board since 2018), Kathy Kittredge (LHS Class of 1976, Serving on the board since 2010), Jay Nauman (LHS Class of 1981, Serving on the board since 2016 ) and Lise Ricketts (LHS Class of 1970, Serving on the board since 2012).