Boardman Local School District is joining other districts throughout the state to celebrate School Board Recognition Month.
The Ohio Board of Education recognizes January as the day to recognize local school boards and to build awareness and understanding of the vital function an elected board of education plays in society.
School Board Recognition Month honors the members of Ohio's 718 city, exempted village, local and joint vocational boards of education and educational service centers governing boards for their commitment to providing quality public education to Ohio's school children.
"Ohioans benefit every day from the dedicated energies and countless hours devoted by a group of more than 3,400 men and women across the state," said Frank Lazzeri. "These public servants are elected to serve by local citizens and receive little compensation for their tireless efforts. These men and women are the local school board members of Ohio."
According to Lazzeri, school board members contribute their time and talents toward the advancement of public education. They represent a continuing commitment to local citizen control and decision-making in education.
"Even though we are making a special effort during January to show appreciation to our school board members, we recognize their contributions reflect a year-round commitment on their part. " he said.
The Boardman Board of Education members and their years of service are Niklaus Amstutz, president, six years; Alfred H. Davis, Jr.15 years; Victoria Davis. new member; John Landers, four years; and Kimberly Poma, vice president, 12 years.