The New Albany School District will join districts across the state to thank school board members during School Board Member Recognition Week, February 10-16, for their leadership and service to local school districts and communities.

“This week is a special opportunity to express our gratitude for the hard work of our school board members and to thank them for their dedication to our community and our students,” said Lance Evans, Superintendent of New Albany Schools.

More than 750 Mississippians are members of local school board.  The board members who serve on your local school boards are responsible for setting the vision and goals for the district.  They work to provide a quality education for students in PreK-12th grade and oversee the district’s annual budget.

The school board also hires quality educators, adopts policies, and evaluates progress while keeping the interest of our students first.  They also serve as the community’s voice in the school district and the district’s voice in the community.

“As school leaders, board members play an important role in engaging our community in supporting our public schools,” Evans said.

During School Board Member Recognition Week in Mississippi, the New Albany and Union County School Districts invite students, staff, and community members to take part in honoring board members.

Those serving in the New Albany School District are David Rainey; Brad Clayton; Sam Creekmore, IV; Jill Shaw; and Barbara Washington.