School board is great

Published 4:35 am Saturday, January 12, 2019

Dear Editor:

The month of January marks the annual observance of School Board Recognition Month — a time to salute the work of school board members and celebrate public education.

The theme of this year’s celebration, “School Boards Matter!” reflects the top priority of local school board members as they advocate for public education with local, state and federal leaders. Local School boards keep the public in charge of public schools, since they represent their community’s beliefs and values.

In the Bogalusa City School District, school board members must develop policies and make tough decisions on complex educational and social issues impacting the entire community. They bear responsibility for an annual budget of $24 million, and over 2,000 students, employees, and facilities.

Too often, we neglect to recognize the dedication and hard work of these men and women who represent us. I invite you to recognize and celebrate the work of your school board. Invite them out for coffee. Ask how you might help and support your local neighborhood schools. Write your school board members a thank you note. Let them know you appreciate what they do for students in the Bogalusa City School District.

The men and women serving on the Bogalusa City School District’s school board are: Mr. Curtis Creel — District 5, Mr. Paul D. Kates — District 1, Mrs. Eleanor Duke — District 2, Mr. Ricky Killingsworth — District 6, Mr. Adam Kemp — District 4, Mrs. Willie “Toni” Breaux — District 3, and Dr. H. Brad Williams — District 7.

School Board Recognition Month, in January, is celebrated by 69 school districts in Louisiana, as 643 school board members are honored by their schools and community for untiring dedication to school governance.


Lisa Tanner, Superintendent

Bogalusa City School District