Providing an excellent education for students is a challenge that requires dedication and creativity, especially during this time of crisis. This past year has required an unusual combination of those two things from students, teachers, district staff, and our Board of Trustees. Unexpected circumstances have required adjustments and adaptability, problem solving, teamwork, and leadership.
Navigating through unfamiliar waters became a daily task. The pandemic has presented monumental challenges, and a steady hand on the rudder has been absolutely necessary for the Pirate ship to continue sailing. Our district’s Board of Trustees has provided that steady leadership for Pirate Nation. Our Trustees came through when we needed them most this year, charting a course that protected our most vulnerable, while ensuring that academic progress could continue for all students.
Board service is a volunteer effort. It is a critically important job that requires navigating an election and required training. It is a responsibility that takes time and careful decision-making. Our school board members are volunteers who shoulder critical responsibilities and often make difficult choices for our district. Their goal is always focused on the future success of our students. Serving as a link between the community and classroom, school board members are elected to establish the policies that provide the framework for public schools.
School Board members sit through meetings, read detailed reports, listen to parents’ concerns, and engage in the hard work to ensure student success. Pirate Nation benefits from their vigilance and dedication to the community. Each January, we pause in our regular activities to say thank you to these dedicated volunteers. We appreciate their generous sharing of time and energy on behalf of our children and our communities. Join the Chilton ISD in celebrating School Board Recognition Month in January by expressing your support and gratitude to our School Board members.