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January Is School Board Recognition Month
Jan. 13, 2010

The month of January marks the annual observance of School Board Recognition Month - a time to salute the work of school board members and celebrate public education. The theme of this year's celebration, "School Boards Lead Strong", reflects our combined commitment to leadership and accountability assuring that ALL children succeed. 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 $17 million, 2612 students, 300 employees and 5 campuses. They carry out the truest form of representative government in our democracy -- volunteer public service and preserve the core of our democratic land - public education.

Too often we neglect to recognize the dedication and hard work of these men and women who represent us. I invite you to recognize the work of your school board members. Invite them for coffee. Ask how you might help support your local neighborhood schools. Write your school board members a thank you note. Let them know you appreciate what they do for kids in Collinsville. The men and women serving Collinsville Public Schools and their years of service are: President Donna Sears - 19 years, Vice President Wendell Johnson - 13 years, Clerk Memory Ostrander - 5 years, Member Joe Hampton - 23 years, and Member Steve Stout - 3 years.

Terry Due
Collinsville Public Schools

School Board Recognition Month, In January, is celebrated by 539 local and 39 Career tech school district in Oklahoma, as over 2700 elected school board members are honored by their schools and community for untiring dedication to school government.

Press Release From Collinsville Public Schools

Say "Thank You" To Your School Board Members

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2010 School Board
Meeting Dates
January 11, 2010 -- 2nd Monday

February 8, 2010 -- 2nd Monday

March 8, 2010 -- 2nd Monday

April 5, 2010 -- 1st Monday

May 10, 2010 -- 2nd Monday

June 7, 2010 -- 1st Monday

July 12, 2010 -- 2nd Monday

August 9, 2010 -- 2nd Monday

September 8, 2010 --
2nd Wednesday @ 6:00 p.m.

October 4, 2010 -- 1st Monday

November 8, 2010 -- 2nd Monday

December 6, 2010 -- 1st Monday

All meetings start at 7:00 p.m. unless designated otherwise and are held at the Education Service Center at the above address.

Board approved 12/7/09

Donna Sears
Wendell Johnson
Memory Ostrander
Joe Hampton
Steve Stout
Link to previous
school board meet.