Sherwood Schools celebrate ‘School Board Recognition Month’

posted Jan 8, 2015, 4:48 PM by Tianna Hubbenette
The Sherwood School District will join the other 196 school districts throughout Oregon to celebrate January as “School Board Recognition Month."  (Read Governor Kitzhaber's proclamation here.)

“Our Board of Directors spend countless hours of unpaid time working to provide the best possible education for our students,” said Superintendent Heather Cordie.  "Celebrating School Board Recognition Month is one way to say thank you to each of them for all they do.” 

The School Board’s main goal is to support student achievement.  To achieve that goal, the Board focuses on the following needs:

- Creating a vision for what parents and citizens want their school district to become and how to make student achievement the top priority
- Setting standards for what students must learn and be able to do
- Assessing whether schools achieve their goals, and whether students are learning
- Accounting for the outcomes of decisions and by tracking progress and reporting results
- Aligning the use of the district’s human and financial resources
- Creating a safe and orderly climate where students can learn and teachers can teach
- Collaborating to solve common problems and to support common successes
- Focusing on continuous improvement by questioning, examining, revising, refining and revisiting issues related to student achievement.

At our January 14th Board meeting, the Sherwood School District will honor its Board by recognizing each member and presenting each school's library with a book donated in honor of the Board of Directors.  Sherwood Mayor Krisanna Clark will also be in attendance on behalf of the City of Sherwood to read the City's proclamation of January as School Board Recognition month.

“Even though we are making a special effort during January to show appreciation for our school board members, we recognize their contributions reflect a year-round effort on their part.  They are dedicated individuals who are committed to improving student achievement and to fighting for the best for all of our students,” said Superintendent Cordie.