WHEREAS, The City of Columbus appreciates the vital role played by those who serve as local school board members, establishing policies to ensure an efficient, effective school system; and
WHEREAS, school board members serve as a voice that enables our community to preserve local control of our public schools; and
WHEREAS, school board members are charged with representing our local education interests to state and federal government entities and with ensuring compliance with state and federal law; and
WHEREAS, school board members engage and interact with the community in an effort to promote Higher Student Achievement; and
WHEREAS, local school board members are the voice of schools in the community and the community’s voice in the schools:
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that The City of Columbus recognizes and salutes the members of the Columbus Municipal School District Board by proclaiming February 15-21 as School Board Member Recognition Week in Columbus, Mississippi.