January is School Board Recognition Month and Frisco ISD joins school districts across the state in thanking these local leaders for their dedication and willingness to serve as advocates for our children and public schools.
As elected officials, they are the voice of our community, serving first and foremost in the best interest of all FISD students and families.
“We make a special effort to say thank you to our Board members during the month of January, but we hope they feel appreciated for their work all year long,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jeremy Lyon. “They care deeply about each and every student and work tirelessly with staff to provide the best possible learning environment for our students.”
The School Board consists of Board President Anne McCausland, Vice President Bryan Dodson, Secretary Debbie Gillespie, Steven Noskin, Chad Rudy, John Classe and John Hoxie. Collectively, they oversee an annual budget of $471 million, more than 56,000 students, nearly 7,000 employees and 68 campuses.
“The Board serves as a crucial link between the community and classroom,” Lyon said. “We hope the community will help us thank these dedicated volunteers for their efforts to make a difference for our students now and in the future.”
Local businesses, organizations and others are encouraged to join in thanking School Board members for their service during the month of January.
FISD educators and City leaders formally honored current and former School Board members before the Board meeting on Monday, January 9. The event included light refreshments and featured performances by Reedy High School orchestra students.
"Their time, energy and expertise has shaped our school district into what it is today," Lyon said. "They truly keep students at the center of everything they do."
At its regular meeting on January 3, the Frisco City Council proclaimed January 2017 as School Board Recognition Month in Frisco.
Frisco Mayor Maher Maso thanked the Board for their partnership and credited trustees and staff for their success in making Frisco ISD a top-notch school district.
“We are very proud of that,” Maso said. “We use that. We’re not shy about using how great our educational system is. We get a lot of companies here because of it and that’s all due to your work.”
In expressing the Board’s gratitude for the recognition, Board President Anne McCausland thanked the City Council and City staff for their continued support.
“We certainly would not be the outstanding district that we are without the assistance and support that we get and that we need in order to keep up with the fast growth of our school district,” she said. “We are very much appreciative.”
Watch video of the City Council recognition.