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School Board Recognition Month



For Immediate Release

Contact: Teresa Dawes

January 11, 2019

Estill County School Board is honored this month.

As Kentucky observes School Board Recognition Month in January, Estill County is joining in the celebration.

Bryan Covey, Rhonda Hardy, Donna Isfort, Jenny Jo Niece and Shiela Samples are among the more than 850 school board members in the state’s 173 local school districts being recognized this month for their service.

“This is the perfect time to thank school board members for serving in a role that has become increasingly complex,” said David Webster, president of the Kentucky School Boards Association and chairman of the Simpson County school board.

“Members of the Estill County Board of Education are responsible for making decisions aimed at ensuring that every child in their district has a chance to be successful both in school and in life,” Webster said. “To do that, members oversee a multi-million dollar budget, keep up with changing education laws and policies and spend hours on professional learning and state-mandated training.”

 “The voters in Estill County have elected these local leaders, who work to give every child in every classroom access to high quality teaching and learning,” said Jeff Saylor, Estill County Superintendent.

“At a time when state and federal funding continue to shrink, our school board members haven’t flinched in the face of the challenges or shied away from their responsibilities,” Mr. Saylor said. “Our community can be very proud of this team of board members, and I’m proud to be their partner in striving for education excellence for our children.”

Each of these individuals will be recognized at the regular called board meeting scheduled for January 17, at 6:00 pm at the Estill County Board of Education located at 253 Main Street in Irvine, Kentucky.  As always, the public is invited and we request your presence during this special presentation.

Finally, during January, please use social media to share your appreciation of school board members by using the hashtag #LoveKySchoolBoards.

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