Waxahachie ISD salutes school board trustees
Submitted by Nicole Mansell
WAXAHACHIE - Governor Rick Perry has proclaimed January as School Board Recognition Month and Waxahachie Independent School District is joining other districts across the state to thank these community volunteers for their commitment and contributions to our public schools.
"School board members serve countless hours working to make public education the best it can be for every child," said Thomas J. Collins, WISD superintendent.
"In a climate of change and challenge, they develop policies and make tough decisions on complex educational and social issues that affect the entire community and the lives of individual students. They bear responsibility and oversight in Waxahachie ISD for an annual general operating budget of $50 million; 7,400 students, in grades K-12; more than 1,000 employees; and thirteen campuses."
As elected officials, school board members are the voice of their communities, serving first and foremost in the best interest of the schoolchildren. In the 21st century, preparing today’s students to be productive citizens and the leaders of tomorrow is a tremendous task.
The men and women serving the Waxahachie Independent School District are: Dr. Joe Langley, President; Mark Price, Vice President; Evelyn Coleman, Secretary; Max Simpson, Lorinda Yates, Gary Fox and Floyd Bates.
"We proudly join educators and community members in saluting these education advocates as they provide vision and leadership for student achievement, academic programs, district funding and school facilities.
"Their service ensures that decisions about local public schools are made by those most familiar with the needs of our community’s children and families," said Collins.
Members of the school board will be recognized at the regularly scheduled board meeting on Monday, Jan. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Waxahachie ISD Administration building. For more information on the school board, contact the office of public relations at 972-923-4631.