By proclamation of the governor, January is School Board Recognition Month. It’s a great time to recognize our elected community members who selflessly give their time and energy in support of high-quality public schooling for our youth. School board members in Pullman Public Schools are entrusted by this community with responsibility for an annual budget of approximately $37 million, 3000+ students, 350 employees and 9 buildings.
School boards are charged with making decisions that can sometimes be quite difficult, or require sifting through a great deal of information. They also bear responsibility for developing a vision that will guide the school district for years to come. Through collaboration as a team, and with school district staff, their governance and advocacy are building the future of education in Washington state.
Superintendent Bob Maxwell says that “the Pullman community is very fortunate to have such an intelligent and dedicated school board. Each member brings unique perspectives, skills, and backgrounds to the board. They have developed an outstanding respectful working relationship in which different perspectives are heard and explored. The members demonstrate a commitment to work toward reaching consensus when possible and to support the majority when it is not. The Pullman School Board provides outstanding leadership and governance for the Pullman Public Schools. We are grateful for their service.”
This January, we’re encouraging all members of the community to thank a board member. Please thank them for volunteering their time and playing a critical civic role that helps form the bedrock of our democracy—public education. As a crucial bridge between the local community and the school district, their efforts are instrumental in helping all of us realize the hopes and dreams we have for the children of our community.
The individuals serving Pullman Public Schools and their years of service are:
- Jim Evermann, fourteen years
- Allison Munch-Rotolo, ten years
- Nathan Roberts, two years
- Amanda Tanner, two years
- Susan Weed, fourteen years
For more information about the Pullman Public Schools School Board, visit www.PullmanSchools.org