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    January is School Board Recognition Month

     

    School Board members are elected officials that work for your kids.

     

    They oversee a $6,250,000 budget with a goal of providing the best quality education for all.

     

    They work for no pay.

     

    As Tom Brokaw says, “There is a place in America to take a stand:  it is public education.  It is the underpinning of our cultural and political system.  It is great common ground.  Public education after all is the engine that moves us as a society toward a common destiny…It is in public education that the American dream begins to take shape.”

     

    As John F. Kennedy says, “Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education.”

     

    Or, as the ancient Chinese proverb says,” If you are planning for a year, sow rice;  if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.”

     

    The St. Ignace Area Schools' Board of Education link here. These are volunteers for, arguably, the most important function in our society.