January is School Board Recognition Month. This is a time to recognize the individuals who approach their volunteer work like it is a full-time job and with extraordinary dedication to public schools. They are citizens whose decisions affect our children and build our community.
School boards are charged with making decisions that can sometimes be quite difficult or require sifting through a great deal of information. They contribute hundreds of hours each year leading Mason Public Schools. Collectively, school board members across the state spend more than 7,500 hours on professional development to keep well-informed of the latest trends in educational leadership, are deeply involved in community activities and spend many hours at extracurricular events.
Through their dedication, collaboration with other school district staff, their governance and advocacy, they are building the future of education in Michigan.
This month, we encourage all members of the community to thank a board member. Take this opportunity to show our year-round appreciation for these servant leaders and begin to better understand how local trustees work together to prepare today’s students to be tomorrow’s leaders.
The men and women serving Mason Public Schools and their years of service are:
- Ralph Beebe – 20 years
- Kurt Creamer – 7 years
- Liz Evans – 3 years
- Tim Ayres – 3 years
- Christopher Mumby – 3 years
- Michael Kelly – 1 year
- Patrick O’Connor – 1 year
A public reception to recognize our school board members is scheduled for Monday, January 13, 2020, at 6:45 p.m. at Mason City Hall, located at 201 W. Ash Street, Mason, MI. Parents, staff, students and community members are encouraged to attend to share their appreciation for the hard work of the Board of Education.
For more information about the Mason Public Schools School Board, visit https://www.masonk12.net/get-involved/school-board.