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School Board Recognition Month Celebrates Trustees Statewide

Austin— School districts across Texas are showing appreciation for their locally-elected board members as part of January’s School Board Recognition Month.  

Gov. Abbott recently issued a proclamation officially marking January as School Board Recognition Month in the state and acknowledging the importance of school boards. "Ensuring an excellent education is the work of many, and local school boards collaborate with teachers, parents, and stakeholders to promote state and national standards in ways that reflect the community's values. By so doing, they inspire a lifelong love of learning for the next generation of Texas leaders.” 

The proclamation encourages Texans to recognize their local school board members. "Their commitment to education and their communities represents the best of Texas.” View the full proclamation.  

School board members are the largest group of locally elected officials in the state. School board members are not paid, volunteering their time and expertise to serve their local communities.  

Texas Association of School Boards Executive Director Dan Troxell applauded the efforts of trustees in providing leadership and good governance so that school districts can focus on educating the 5.4 million public schoolchildren in their care.  

“School boards play a critical role in shaping the future of our communities,” Troxell said. “They serve as the bridge between the public’s vision for local education and the day-to-day operations of our schools. Trustees work hard to ensure that our schools are responsive to the values and priorities of their communities.”  

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About TASB

TASB is a nonprofit organization established in 1949 to serve local Texas school boards. School board members are the largest group of publicly elected officials in the state. The districts they represent serve more than 5.4 million public school students.