January has been designated as School Board Recognition Month in Kentucky and the Rowan County School District is joining in the celebration.
The Rowan County School Board is composed of five members who represent the students, parents, faculty and staff of Rowan County Schools as well as the Rowan County community as a whole. Rowan County School Board members Jennifer Anderson, Scott Davison, Danny Mabry, Brenda Stamm, and Rick Whelan have over 40 years of experience combined doing a job that has become increasingly complex. These five Board members are among the more than 850 school board members in the Commonwealth’s 173 school districts recognized this month for their service.
“Members of the Rowan County School District 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,” said David Webster, president of the Kentucky School Boards Association and chairman of the Simpson County school board. “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 Rowan County have elected these local leaders, who work to give every child in every classroom access to high quality teaching and learning,” said Supt. John Maxey. “They choose to serve because they want to be true partners with administrators, teachers and staff and make sure that kids come first in this district.”
He then added, “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. Maxey 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.”