January is School Board Recognition Month

| January 16, 2015

COSHOCTON – The Ohio School Boards Association is celebrating School Board Recognition Month in January 2015 to build awareness and understanding of the vital function an elected board of education plays in our society.

School Board Recognition Month honors the members of Ohio’s more than 700 city, exempted village, local, and joint vocational boards of education and educational service centers governing boards for their commitment to providing quality public education to Ohio’s school children.

The Coshocton City School (CCS) District is joining with other districts throughout the state to recognize the important contributions school board members make to their communities, especially in light of all the constant changes and pressures associated with state mandates and financial pressures.

“Ohioans benefit every day from the dedicated energies and countless hours devoted by a group of more than 3,400 men and women across the state,” said Dr. David Hire, superintendent. “These public servants are elected to serve by local citizens and receive little compensation for their tireless efforts. These men and women are the local school board members of Ohio. Board members unselfishly contribute their time and talents toward the advancement of public education. They represent a continuing commitment to local citizen control and decision-making in education. Even though we are making a special effort during the month of January to show appreciation to our CCS board members, we recognize their contributions reflect a year-round commitment on their part. They are dedicated individuals who are committed to the continuing success of our schools and students.”

Those individuals serving Coshocton City Schools and their years of service are: Mr. H. Tad Johnson, 25 years; Dr. Todd Salmans, 11 years; Dr. Jere Butcher, seven years; Mr. Sam Bennett, three years; and Mr. Steve Clark, one year.

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