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January Is School Board Recognition Month
January 8, 2012

January 8, 2012
Dear Editor,
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 Make A World of Difference,” 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, 2,650 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 and celebrate 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: Member Donna Sears - 21 years, Member Wendell Johnson - 15 years, Vice President Memory Ostrander - 7 years, Member Joe Hampton - 25 years, and President Steve Stout - 5 years.

Terry Due
Collinsville Public Schools

School Board Recognition Month, in January, is celebrated by Career Tech and local school districts 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

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2012 School Board
Meeting Dates
January 9, 2012 2nd Monday

February 6, 2012 1st Monday

March 5, 2012 1st Monday

April 9, 2012 2nd Monday

May 7, 2012 2nd Monday

June 4, 2012 1st Monday

July 9, 2012 2nd Monday

August 6, 2012 1st Monday

September 10, 2012 2nd Monday

October 8, 2012 2nd Monday

November 5, 2012 1st Monday

December 10, 2012 2nd Monday

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