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2010-01-28 / Community News

January 2010 is School Board Recognition Month

Governor Rick Perry has proclaimed January as School Board Recognition Month to help highlight the contributions of dedicated men and women who take the time to care about our local schools. The Lexington Independent School District will join districts across the state to thank board members for voluntarily tackling the enormous job of governing local school districts.

“As advocates for our children, school board members face difficult challenges. These local citizens, our neighbors, are elected by the community to make critical decisions that directly affect the future of our youth. They work tirelessly, devoting countless hours to help ensure a quality education that will lead our students to success,” said Dr. Holt, Lexington I.S.D. Superintendent.

“Our school board members are a vital link between the community and the classroom. They bear responsibility for an annual budget of $9 million, over 900 students, 150 employees, and 3 campuses. Their job is not an easy one, but they have a commitment to serve their community and ensure that all students are given every opportunity to excel through education. Help us show appreciation to these board members for giving of themselves and caring so much about every child enrolled in our schools,” Dr. Holt said.

The men and women serving Lexington I.S.D. are: Joe Green, Board President; Phillip A. Brown, Vice-President; Jenny Lu Jones, Secretary; and members Jeremy Romoser, Alan Turner, Mark Strain and Kimberly Oppermann.

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