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School Board Recognition Month Providing an excellent education for students is a challenge that requires dedication and creativity in the best of times. 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 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. That is exactly what our district’s Board of Trustees has provided. 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 an election and much training. It is a responsibility that takes time, a mature outlook, 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. Texas has more than five million students in its public schools. That is five million young minds from 4-18 years old, and our state is attracting even more. Every year, the Texas student population increases by about 85,000 additional students. New Caney ISD has grown by more than 25% in the last six years and is one of the fastest growing school districts in Texas.
 
School Board members sit through meetings, read detailed reports, listen to parents’ concerns, and do the hard work to benefit the students and the community at large. They bring a variety of skills and backgrounds to their task, and they take their responsibilities seriously. The whole community benefits from their vigilance in providing good schools.
 
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 New Caney ISD in celebrating School Board Recognition Month in January by expressing your support and gratitude to them.