Molalla honors school board members
Governor Kate Brown declared January as School Board Recognition Month. So, district schools and Superintendent Tony Mann honored Molalla's school board members at the January meeting.
Molalla's school board consists of Chair Calvin Nunn, Vice Chair Linda Eskridge, Ralph Gierke, Craig Loughridge, Mark Lucht, Neal Lucht and Jennifer Satter.
At the Jan. 10 meeting, board members received cupcakes and gift bags from local schools, and as per the agenda, Mann stood to recognize them.
"Every year at this time, there is an opportunity for communities to pause and appreciate the volunteer work that school boards do across the state," Mann said.
All school boards are made up of unpaid, locally elected members who govern public schools. They represent the community's beliefs and values, according to the National School Boards Association.
Mann read the Governor's proclamation, which outlines the importance of school boards.
"Board members build the framework that makes it possible for education organizations to teach Oregon's children," the proclamation says.
It continues, "The committed men and women who serve on the boards of Oregon's 197 school districts, 19 education service districts, and 17 community colleges deserve recognition and thanks for their dedication to the education needs of the people of Oregon."
The Molalla River School District board meets twice every month for work sessions and regular sessions to discuss all things school-related. These meetings are open to the public.
For specific information on meetings and to view agendas or meeting minutes, visit the website here.