Nebraska School Board Appreciation Week

 Nebraska School Board Appreciation Week began Sunday, January 27. There are currently 1,700 locally elected officials serving Nebraska schools, including these Gordon-Rushville School Board Members (pictured left to right): back row - Michael Ziller, Mark Kruger, Dave Johnson; front row: Kathleen Willnerd, Sherry Retzlaff, and Krista Wegner. Nebraska School Board Appreciation Week began Sunday, January 27. There are currently 1,700 locally elected officials serving Nebraska schools, including these Gordon-Rushville School Board Members (pictured left to right): back row - Michael Ziller, Mark Kruger, Dave Johnson; front row: Kathleen Willnerd, Sherry Retzlaff, and Krista Wegner. Photo submitted

Through leadership, innovation, vision and engagement, 1,700 locally elected Nebraska citizens currently volunteer their time to serve on local public school boards throughout the state, representing 244 school districts, 17 educational service units, and 312,000 students.

With that, we honor and celebrate the week of January 27th through February 2nd, 2019, as School Board Member Week in Nebraska.

Nebraska’s school boards are made up of members of various ages, races, and backgrounds representing one Nebraska, which encourages and strengthens school districts, communities, and the state by supporting great teaching and student achievement.

School board members are challenged to bring their communities to consensus on a vision for schools and use that vision to meet the current and future needs of our children.

Earlier this Legislative Session, the 10 current members (see below) of the Legislature who previously served on their local school board introduced LR10, to recognize and acknowledge the significant contributions made by our locally elected school board members, who work to ensure the delivery of quality education for our children, and that the Legislature appreciates the hard work of school board members across the state.

Many of Nebraska’s school board members will kick the week off in Lincoln at the annual Legislative Issues Conference, where they will hear from a number of State Senators and education leaders on the landscape of what to expect, as well as what is expected of them in sharing the stories from their districts.

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