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National School Board Appreciation Month -Valerie Newton

Elizabethtown, NC – Have you thanked a school board member lately?

School board members exemplify local citizen control and decision making in education. They volunteer hundreds of hours and an immeasurable amount of energy to assure that our schools are providing the best education possible for the children of our community. That is why we are taking this opportunity to recognize them during National School Board Appreciation Month in January.

School board members are citizens whose decisions affect our children – what they learn, who will teach them, and what kinds of facilities house their classrooms.

Our school board is one of more than 100 such boards across the state.

With the advice and counsel of the educational professionals they hire, our school board has an impact on virtually every aspect of our schools.