Board members serve countless hours to make public education the best it can be
January is School Board Recognition Month and Salado ISD is joining other districts across the state to thank these community volunteers for their commitment and contributions to our public schools.
School board members serve countless hours working to make public education the best it can be for every child. In a climate of change and challenge, they develop policies and make tough decisions on complex educational and social issues that affect the entire community and the lives of individual students. They bear responsibility and oversight in Salado for an annual budget of $16 million; 1,854 students, in grades pre-kindergarten to 12th grade; more than 220 employees; and four campuses.
Preparing today’s students to be productive citizens and the leaders of tomorrow is a tremendous task. As elected officials, school board members are the voice of their communities, serving first and foremost in the best interest of our schoolchildren.
We proudly salute these education advocates as they provide vision and leadership for student achievement, academic programs, district funding, and school facilities. Their service ensures that decisions about local public schools are made by those most familiar with the needs of our community’s children and families. These dedicated individuals deserve recognition and thanks for their unfailing commitment to the continuing success of our students now and in the future.
The men and women serving Salado ISD are:
Rodney Bell – 10 years
Kim Bird (President) – 10 years
Jeff Kelley (Vice President) – 11 years
Melanie Kirchmeier (Secretary) – 6 years
Nate Self – 1 year
Troy Smith – 1 year
Darrell Street – 14 years
Our school members will be recognized for their service at our meeting on Monday, January 29.
Great leadership always begins with a willing heart, a positive attitude, and a desire to make a difference. Please join us as we applaud these local leaders for helping our kids soar to success.