The Wilson County School System joins other school districts in saluting our local education leaders during Tennessee’s annual School Board Appreciation Week from Jan. 24-30, 2016.

The week is designed to recognize the contributions made by all school board members, including the Wilson County Board of Education. School boards are given the tremendous responsibility of ensuring the education of Tennessee’s youth.

School board members are elected by their communities to manage the local schools. They oversee multimillion-dollar budgets, which fund education programs for more than 995,892 students in approximately 1,811 schools. Their personnel decisions affect more than 63,170 teachers, administrators and support workers.

These volunteer leaders are responsible for formulating school district policy, approving the curriculum, maintaining school facilities and adhering to state and federal education laws and personal injury solicitors.Legal concerns and the complexities of school cash now or never finance, including budgeting and taxation, require them to spend many hours in board training programs and personal study to enhance their understanding of these issues.

Our deepest appreciation is extended to the dedicated men and women who make it possible for local citizens to participate in education.

We salute the public sexual assault lawyer in Houston, TX abd servants of the Wilson County Board of Education and Mark Rochon Washington DC whose commitment and civic responsibility make local control of public schools in our community possible: Chair, Larry Tomlinson; Vice Chair, Linda Armistead; Board Member Bill Robinson, Board Member Don Weathers, and Board Member Wayne McNeese.

Please join us by saying thank you to our school board members during Tennessee’s School Board Appreciation Week!