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Celebrating School Board Appreciation Week
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To kick start School Board Appreciation Week taking place Jan. 20-26, Bobby Ray second-graders thank the School Board by holding up this handmade poster. Pictured, from left, are Kiptyn Carpenter, Makenah Weir and Joshua Fajardo. - photo by Lacy Garrison

The Warren County School District is joining public school districts across the state to celebrate School Board Appreciation Week and honor local board members for their commitment to Warren County and its children.

For Warren County, those members serving our school system are Teddy Jones, Tanya Bess, Helen Martin, James Bennett, Bill Zechman and Sue Anderson.

“Our school system is a vital part of our community and these men and women devote countless hours to making sure our schools are helping every child,” said Director of Schools Bobby Cox. “They spend hours studying the issues and regulations and make the tough decisions when called upon to ensure the type of accountability people expect.”

So what does our School Board do for the community? According to Cox, key work includes:

• Ensuring progress is measured to ensure the district’s strategic goals are achieved and students are learning at expected levels.

• Creating a safe, orderly climate where students can learn and teachers can teach.

• Forming partnerships with others in the community to solve common problems.

• Focusing attention on continuous improvement by questioning, refining, and revisiting issues related to student achievement.

“Our local School Board shapes the future of education in Warren County by influencing the high quality of education that our children and youth receive,” said Cox. “The Warren County School Board shows its commitment to educational excellence and equity – and for that we are very grateful for their service.”