Board Appreciation Month

January is School Board Appreciation Month
Posted on 01/08/2018
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Hempstead ISD Board of Trustees Helping Our Students Soar to Success

January is School Board Recognition Month and Hempstead ISD is joining other districts across the state to thank these community volunteers for their commitment and contributions to our public schools.

We ask everyone to join in celebrating School Board Recognition Month, and to take a moment to express appreciation to these local leaders for their dedication and willingness to serve as advocates for our children and public schools.

Too often we neglect to recognize the dedication of these local citizens who work without pay. Each year the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) encourages communities to show appreciation to these individuals for their unfailing commitment to the success of all students. The staff and students of Hempstead ISD applaud our board members for their vision and voice to help shape a better tomorrow.

Usually, we don’t think of school board members as school volunteers, but they do in fact volunteer to serve. School board members give their time, energy, and counsel to the school district—without pay. They take on the job of governing the district—making the best decisions they can for our children—with the full understanding that they will receive only the satisfaction of their contribution.

That contribution, however, should not be understated. The volunteer efforts of the school board members have the potential for tremendous benefit to the community as a whole and to the lives of the students individually. By serving the district in this important governance role, school board members lay the foundation for the future.

The men and women who make the time to generously provide this important public service do so because they care. They care about their own children’s education. They care about the schools being the best they can be. They care about the next generation and the future of the community and the state.

These people roll up their sleeves and get involved to improve things. It is a selfless accepting of responsibility for the educational process that helps our children grow into successful, joyful adults. Local board members are truly champions for our schools.

Join with Hempstead ISD in celebrating School Board Recognition Month in January, and take a moment to express your appreciation for the volunteer efforts of school board members. Our district benefits greatly from their service.

board of trustees

Members of the Hempstead ISD School Board are:
Ricky Pearce - President
Scott Bush - Vice President
Connie Wawarofsky - Secretary
Albert Garfield - Trustee
Kay Kloecker - Trustee
Odis Styers III - Trustee
Tressey Wilson - Trustee