School Board Recognition Month!
Our EPSD Community celebrates ‘School Board Recognition Month’
The Estes Park School District will join the other 178 school districts throughout Colorado in celebrating January as School Board Recognition Month.
Too often the efforts of school board members go unrecognized. The school board’s main goal, is to support student achievement and to achieve that goal, the board focuses on the following needs:
- Creating a vision for what parents and citizens want their school district to become and how to make student achievement the top priority
- Setting standards for what students must learn and be able to do
- Assessing whether schools achieve their goals, and whether students are learning
- Accounting for the outcomes of decisions and by tracking progress and reporting results
- Aligning the use of the district’s human and financial resources
- Creating a safe and orderly climate where students can learn and teachers can teach
- Collaborating to solve common problems and to support common successes
- Focusing on continuous improvement by questioning, examining, revising, refining and revisiting issues related to student achievement.
Thank your school board members today!
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. January is School Board Recognition Month and the perfect time to acknowledge their service to our students and our communities, especially during one of the most complicated school years in U.S. history.
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. These are men and women elected to establish the policies that provide the framework for our public schools. They represent you, and they take this responsibility seriously by attending lengthy — sometimes challenging — meetings, conferences and forums where they broaden their knowledge about education; during numerous conversations about the schools; and sessions before the Colorado General Assembly.
These boards enable us to have local control of public schools, meaning that decisions on school programming are made by local, elected representatives who understand the community’s unique problems, values, culture and circumstances. It’s a tradition that began nearly 300 years ago. With the advice and counsel of the educational professionals they hire, our school board has an impact on virtually every aspect of our schools. It’s a huge responsibility and one that should not be taken lightly.
The staff and students of our school district are asking all local citizens to take a moment to tell a school board member “thanks for caring about our children’s education.” So, hats off to the dedicated men and women who make it possible for local citizens to have a say about education in our communities.
We salute the public servants of Estes Park School District whose dedication and civic responsibility make Estes Park School District so #excEPtional. We applaud them for their vision and voice to help shape a better tomorrow.