Board Leaders Honored
Press Release from Collinsville Public Schools -- Jan. 4, 2008
"School Boards Make A World
School Board Recognition Month, In January, is celebrated by 539
local and 29 Career Tech school districts in Oklahoma, as over
2700 elected school board members are honored by their schools
and communities for untiring dedication to schools governance.
"The foundation of school leadership is ensuring equal learning
opportunities for all students," says Superintendent Pat
Herald. "We're proud of our district, and School Board Recognition
Month is the time to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments
of our elected trustees."
In Collinsville Public Schools, school board members must develop
policies and make tough decisions on complex educational and social
issues impacting the entire community. They bear responsibility
for an annual budget of $14.6 million, 2,410 students, 288 employees
and 5 campuses.
"School Board members make decisions that affect 627,575
Oklahoma children and $3.8 billion in education expenditures,"
notes Herald. They preserve the core of our democracy -- public
It is my pleasure to extend this recognition to Collinsville Board
members President Wendell Johnson, Vice President Joe Hampton,
Clerk Donna Sears, Member Memory Ostrander and Member Steve Stout.