The Wisconsin Association of School Boards has designated Oct. 1-7 as Wisconsin School Board Week as a time to build awareness and understanding of the vital function an elected board of education plays in our communities.
Tomah Area School District is joining all public school districts across the state to celebrate Wisconsin School Board Week to honor local board members for their commitment to children in our school district. We’re proud to honor Mike Gnewikow, Board President; Spencer Stephens, Vice President; Susan Bloom, Treasurer; Ricky Murray, Clerk; Aaron Lueck; Catey Rice; and James Newlun during this special week of recognition!
It takes strong schools to build a strong community, and our board members devote countless leadership hours through their collective commitment to our district mission statement - High Quality Student Learning. Every Child. Every Day. They make the tough decisions every month and spend many hours studying education issues and regulations in order to provide the kind of accountability our citizens expect.
The key work of school boards is to raise student achievement by:
· Creating a vision for what the community wants the school district to be and for making student achievement the top priority;
· Establishing standards for what students will be expected to learn and be able to do;
· Ensuring progress is measured to be sure the district’s goals are achieved and students are learning at expected levels;
· Being accountable for their decisions and actions by continually tracking and reporting results;
· Creating a safe, orderly climate where students can learn and teachers can teach;
· Forming partnerships with others in the community to solve common problems; and
· Focusing attention on the need for continuous improvement by questioning, refining and revising issues related to student achievement.
School board members give Tomah Area School District citizens a voice in education decision making. Thank you for your servant leadership, members of the Tomah Area School District Board of Education!