Southern Tioga Recognizes School Directors for Service – January 21, 2010
January is designated as School Director Recognition Month, and Southern Tioga School District honored their school boards’ commitment to their students, schools and communities.
Pennsylvania public schools educate nearly 2 million students, and 1,845 are in the Southern Tioga School District. The nine members of the local school board are a key part of the district’s administrative team, making informed decisions that shape public schools and provide a pathway to success for every student.
To thank these locally elected officials, the Southern Tioga School District presented members with the book What Do You Do With An Idea. The STSD school board has embraced the theme of this book, continuously supporting and giving life to big ideas, brave ideas, smart ideas, silly ideas and innovative ideas. They support author Kobi Yamada’s perspective that “everything you see around you was once an idea.”
On average, school directors—who are unpaid—devote up to 10 hours per month to the challenging and complex responsibilities of board business, including adopting policy, voting on budgets, evaluating school security issues and reviewing hiring decisions.
School board actions have a direct effect on student achievement, and the Southern Tioga School District encourages the community join them in showing their appreciation.