January is School Board Recognition Month, and Godfrey-Lee Public Schools is joining 545 local and 56 intermediate school districts across the state in thanking these community volunteers for their untiring dedication to public education.
Serving on a school board has been described as the “toughest volunteer job in America.” Yet our district’s school board members dedicate countless personal hours to attending meetings, school functions, and hours of preparation for the decisions they make. They’re dedicated individuals who are committed to the continuing success of our schools and students.
It’s an exciting and challenging time in public education. Godfrey-Lee’s school board members develop policies and make tough decisions that help shape the future of our education system. They bear responsibility and oversight for an annual budget of approximately $20 million, over 1,900 students, 200 employees, five schools and a variety of academic and extracurricular programs.
We proudly join educators and community members in saluting these education advocates as they provide vision and leadership for student achievement, academic programs, district funding and school facilities. Together with our administrative team, faculty and support staff, they preserve the core of our democracy—public education.
Board members will be formally recognized at the January 12 Board of Education meeting at the Administration Office. The men and women currently serving on the Godfrey-Lee Public Schools Board of Education and the date they first joined the Board are:
Dennis Groendyke – Jul 1, 1999
Tammy Schafer – Jul 1, 2008
Robert Baker – Jul 1, 2010
David Townsend – Jul 1, 2011
Rebecca Kibbe – Jan 1, 2013
Eric Mockerman – Jan 1, 2013
David Blok – Jan 1, 2015