Each January, we pause to express our appreciation for a very special group of volunteers: the school board members.
Usually, we don’t think of school board members as school volunteers, but they do in fact volunteer to serve. School board members give their time, energy, and counsel to the school district—without pay. They take on the job of governing the district—making the best decisions they can for our children—with the full understanding that they will receive only the satisfaction of their contribution.
That contribution, however, should not be understated. The volunteer efforts of the school board members have the potential for tremendous benefit to the community as a whole and to the lives of the students individually. By serving the district in this important governance role, school board members lay the foundation for the future.
The men and women who make the time to generously provide this important public service do so because they care. They care about their own children’s education. They care about the schools being the best they can be. They care about the next generation and the future of the community and the state.
These people roll up their sleeves and get involved to improve things. It is a selfless accepting of responsibility for the educational process that helps our children grow into successful, joyful adults. Board service is truly “a work of heart.”
Join with me in celebrating School Board Recognition Month in January, and take a moment to express your appreciation for the volunteer efforts of school board members. Our district benefits greatly from their service.
Chillicothe High School Principal, Tony Martinez has been selected as the Region 9 Principal of the Year! Mr. Martinez was nominated at the TASSP state meeting during the summer. There are 38 school districts in Region 9, with a range of 1A-5A campuses. Chillicothe High school was in the top 3 Region 9 schools academically last year, and is in the top 10 of the State this year. Mr. Martinez has been principal of CHS since the 2007 school year. Congratulations Mr. Martinez, we are proud of you!!!
The 2013-14 Accountability Ratings have been released. Both campuses met standards on Student Achievement, Closing Performance Gaps, and Post-secondary readiness. The elementary campus received Improvement Needed on Student Progress. The JH/HS also received Distinction Designations in the following areas: Academic Achievement in Reading/ELA, Science, Social Studies, and Top 25 Percent Closing Performance Gaps. The campus received a total of Four Stars!!! This is the second year Chillicothe ISD has Met Standard and received distinctions. We are proud of our students, faculty and staff!
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