School Board Recognition Month

January is School Board Recognition Month, and Rochester Community Schools is joining 552 local and 57 intermediate school districts across the state to thank these community volunteers for their untiring dedication to public education.

“Michiganders benefit every day from the dedicated energies and countless hours devoted by a group of more than 4,000 men and women across the state,” said Superintendent, Dave Pruneau.  “These public servants are elected to serve by our community and receive little recognition for the difficult job that they do. They are dedicated individuals who are committed to the continuing success of our schools and students.”

In a climate of change and challenge, school board members in Rochester Community Schools develop policies and make tough decisions on complex educational and social issues that affect the entire community and impact individual students. They bear responsibility and oversight for an annual budget of $156 million, 14,700 students, 1,772 employees and 24 buildings.

“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. Their service ensures that decisions about local public schools are made by those most familiar with the needs of our community’s children and families,” said Pruneau. “They preserve the core of our democracy—public education.”

Rochester Community Schools will be recognizing board members at the Board of Education meeting scheduled for January 10, 2011.

The 2010-2011 RCS Board of Education members are: Beth Talbert – President , Barb Cenko – Vice President, Chuck Coutteau – Secretary, Marty Sibert – Treasurer,  Jennifer Berwick – Trustee, Gerald L. Moore – Trustee, and Lisa Nowak – Trustee.

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