School Board Recognized as Superheroes

School Board Recognized as Superheroes for Our Schools
Board Recognition

January 12, 2016 – January is School Board Recognition Month and Amarillo ISD joins school districts across the state in wishing thanks to these community volunteers for their commitment and contributions to public schools. School board trustees share their time and expertise in a “superhero” way, ensuring schools and the people impacted by them are taken care of for the best interest of the community.  

“Our school board heroes have super-powered eyes and hearts. They zero-in on our budget and our policies – always with their eyes and hearts focused on success beyond high school for our scholars,” Superintendent Dr. Dana West said. “A superhero will save people, their community and the world—all without being paid or recognized. Our trustees care about each individual student in our schools, they care about the community of Amarillo. They impact our world by ensuring our scholars have a quality education which allows world-changing possibilities.”

At the board meeting on January 19, students from across our district will celebrate the school board through song, video and special treats. Each of the seven trustees has been “adopted” by a school for the month, allowing them to connect with a particular campus and its students. Trustees are invited to participate in learning activities on their adopted campus throughout the month.

Schools Adopting Board Trustees:

  • Coronado - Jim Austin
  • Forest Hill - Scott Flow
  • Lawndale - James Allen
  • Mann - Eric Darnell
  • Travis 6th - Renee McCown
  • Whittier - John Ben Blanchard
  • Wills - John Betancourt

“These visits let us dig down to what is really happening in our district,” Board Vice President Renee McCown said. “I have learned each campus is unique and our community is extremely diverse, and what may be good for one campus may not be as good for another. We have to look at the demographics and socio-economic background of each individual campus to determine the campus needs to best serve our students.”

For more information about school board visits to their “adopted” campuses, please check out the third issue of Framework Newsletter.

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