January is School Board Appreciation Month. Districts across the state are honoring the countless contributions of these elected promoters of public education. Floresville ISD has a group of community members who work hard to make sure Floresville ISD is a great place for students and staff alike. I’d like to take this opportunity to personally thank Rachel Peña, Ryan Bippert, Bill Meuth, Penny Smith, Nancy Jurgajtis and Steven Ibrom for the countless hours they spend working for the students and staff of FISD.
This is a problematic time for public education. Funding, state mandated testing, negative media attention and many other factors make it especially challenging to serve on the Board of a public school. Our board members do it without hesitation. They make hard decisions that affect countless numbers of children and adults; they take on this daunting task because they believe that public schools are the foundation of the community. Through these decisions, they ensure that FISD is a district of which we can be proud. They are advocates for teachers and students and show it in their willingness to do this difficult, time consuming and often thankless job.
Please take the time to thank one, or all, of our school board members. I could not be prouder to work with such a selfless and conscientious group of people. Thank you for making good things happen for our students, staff and community.