Thank you, McMinnville School Board!
Posted on 01/13/2016

This week’s board meeting celebrated School Board Recognition Month with a formal proclamation recognizing their service, signed by Superintendent Maryalice Russell.

Each school principal also presented a board member with a book that will be donated to the school library in the board member’s honor.

The proclamation states

WHEREAS, school boards create a vision for what students should know and be able to do;

WHEREAS, school boards establish clear standards for student performance;

WHEREAS, school boards ensure that student assessments are tied to established standards;

WHEREAS, school boards are accountable to the community for operating schools that support student achievement;

WHEREAS, school boards align school district resources to ensure that students meet standards;

WHEREAS, school boards create a climate that supports the philosophy that all children can learn at high levels;

WHEREAS, school boards build collaborative relationships based on trust, teamwork and shared accountability; and

WHEREAS, school boards are committed to continuous education and training on issues related to student achievement;

NOW, THEREFORE, I hereby declare my appreciation to the members of the McMinnville School Board and proclaim the month of January to be School Board Recognition Month.

I urge all citizens to join me in recognizing the dedication and hard work of local school board members in preparing today's students for tomorrow's world.


In other board business, Stephanie Legard, principal at Sue Buel Elementary School, introduced students from kindergarten through fifth grade, who demonstrated the Common Core State Standards in writing for their grade level.

Photos by Melanie Martinoff