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February 22, 2019

1/30/2019 12:16:00 PM
School board members recognized for tireless efforts

Dear Editor:
By proclamation of the governor, January is School Board Recognition Month. It’s a great time to recognize our elected community members who selflessly give their time and energy in support of high-quality public schooling for our youth. School board members in LaConner are entrusted by this community with responsibility for an annual budget of $12 million, 600 students, 117 employees and 10 buildings.
School boards are charged with making decisions that can sometimes be quite difficult or require sifting through a great deal of information. They also bear responsibility for developing a vision that will guide the school district for years to come. Through collaboration as a team, and with school district staff, their governance and advocacy are building the future of education in Washington state.
This January, we’re encouraging all members of the community to thank a board member. Please thank them for volunteering their time and playing a critical civic role that helps form the bedrock of our democracy – public education. As a crucial bridge between the local community and the school district, their efforts are instrumental in helping all of us realize the hopes and dreams we have for the children of our community.
The men and women serving LaConner are: Janie Beasley, Dr. Lynette Cram, Dr. Brad Smith, Kate Szurek, and John Thulen.
For more information about the LaConner School Board, visit https://www.lcsd.wednet.edu.
Sincerely,
Dr. Whitney Meissner,
Superintendent
LaConner School District







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