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There are seven individuals in this community who are ordinary citizens – our friends and neighbors – but who display extraordinary dedication to our community and our children. They are our locally elected Board of Education - pictured above (front row) Kitty Rhynerson, Christina Spencer, Angie Cummings, (back row) Brent Paddock, Max Krull, Sally Orth and Laura Umphenour.
Public education is the backbone of American society. In 1966 the people of Kansas amended our state’s constitution to specifically call for local public schools that are “maintained, developed and operated by locally elected boards.”
The job of a school board member is tough, the hours long and the thanks few and far between. Too often we forget about the personal sacrifices school board members make. They spend hours in meetings and on committees, advocating for our schools with elected politicians by speaking out against budget cuts or pushing for policy and program reforms. These advocates for our community and our children preserve the very core of our democracy – public education! And they do this all on a volunteer basis!
PLEASE take a moment to say “thank you” for sharing their vision and leadership for student achievement, academic programs, district funding and school facilities.