January is School Board Recognition Month

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January is School Board Recognition Month
Posted on 01/13/2016

During School Board Recognition Month, we pause to officially celebrate a group of dedicated volunteers who share their time and talents to ensure that the youth of Calhoun County has the best public education we can provide.

These advocates of public education are elected to establish the policies that provide the framework for our schools. They tackle a difficult job and shoulder enormous responsibilities. Overall, they represent their community and take their leadership roles seriously by attending lengthy meetings; broadening their knowledge at conferences and seminars; and talking about the schools with business leaders, parents, and neighbors.

In Calhoun County, school board members provide strategic direction for 4,149 students, 596 employees, seven campuses and an annual budget of $43 million.

In 2015, with the board of trustees’ support, Calhoun County ISD achieved several academic and extracurricular honors. Port O’Connor Elementary was recognized as a High Performing and High Progress school, the Calhoun High School UIL Spelling and Vocabulary Team won the state championship and multiple campuses received distinction designations from the Texas Education Agency.

“Our board of trustees serves as a crucial link between the community and classroom,” said Dr. James Cowley, CCISD superintendent. “I applaud our board members for their vision and voice to help shape a better tomorrow,” he said.

Sincere appreciation is extended to the following Calhoun County ISD School Board members: Mike Mueller, President (District 5);  Joe Ortiz, Vice President (District 2);  Kevin Hill, Secretary (At-large); Jesse Briseno, Jr. (District 1); Dr. Bill Harvey (District 3); Lina Moore (District 4); and Janie Delgado (District 6).

Calhoun County ISD campuses and staff provided special recognition to school board members at the January 11 meeting.