The Daily: Decatur City Schools will join school systems throughout the state to salute their local education leaders during Alabama's Annual School Board Member Recognition Month in January.
The month is designed to recognize the contributions made by Alabama's more than 800 local school board members, including the members of the Decatur City Board of Education, who are charged with governing public education.
Our board oversees a multimillion-dollar budget for about 8,600 students in 18 schools.
We employ more than 1,200 teachers and support personnel.
These leaders also are responsible for formulating school system policy, approving curricula, and maintaining school facilities.
Legal concerns and the complexities of school 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 in our community.
We salute the public servants of the Decatur City Board of Education whose commitment and civic responsibility make it possible for Decatur's children to receive a high quality education: Karen Duke, president; Donnie Lane, vice president; Dwight Jett; Michele Gray King; Joe Propst.
Please join us by saying "thanks" to our school board members.
Edwin C. Nichols Jr.
Superintendent, Decatur City Schools
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