Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
Superintendent Patrick Waddell presented KSBA Certificates to Lorri Keith, Mickey Johnson, Alex Ulm, Keith LaMastus and Paul Forester in recognition of January’s School Board Recognition Month.
Kentucky will again observe January as School Board Recognition Month.
“Our board members are responsible for our community’s most precious resource and the key to its future, our children and their educational opportunities," said Patrick Waddell.
The superintendent also said each member serves to improve opportunities for our students, they serve to ensure our community is poised to meet the future with a highly educated workforce able to improve the local economy, and they serve because they believe in the role public education plays in creating a better Commonwealth for all citizens.
Waddell stated, “whatever the reason, each board member serves with minimal compensation and maximum effort. Board members spend time reading materials and reports to prepare for these meetings. State law requires members to obtain training on finance, charter schools, ethics, leadership and other non-required topics.”
"Most importantly, school board members are members of the community; they must be prepared to answer questions about district operations at the grocery store or at the board table. I am very proud to work with each of these local school board members and appreciate the time and effort they do to improve the education of our students, here in Edmonson County.”