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School Board Appreciation Month


May is School Board Recognition Month, sponsored by the lowa Association of School Boards to celebrate the contributions of board members to lowa public education. This year's theme is "School Boards: Leading Through Uncharted Waters." The East Mills Community School District is celebrating the work of our school board, who has maintained their commitment to students, schools, and communities while facing challenges and making decisions they never could have anticipated when they were elected. 

"While school board members are elected by the community, they serve as unpaid navigators who help students set sail by devoting their time to monthly meetings, reviewing board materials, communicating with citizens, exploring learning opportunities, and attending school functions and activities. Most importantly, our school board has made tough choices that impact the health and safety of students, staff, and the school community, while continuing to prioritize student achievement and educational equity," said Superintendent Tim Hood. 

The East Mills School Board is charged with charting the course for our school district. They oversee the budget, develop policies, set the atmosphere for the district, and make decisions that impact the entire community. 

"Our school board keeps the district on course. They serve 450 students and 100 employees and are responsible for an annual budget of $16,000,000. It's a big job for no pay, but our board members say they serve to meet the needs of our students and our community," said Superintendent Hood. 

The East Mills CSD is shining a spotlight on our school board at the regular monthly meeting on May 12th at 5:00 PM. Community members are invited to attend. 

The board members serving East Mills CSD are: Jan Zanders, President Liz Baldwin, Vice President Becky Bell Stephanie Gray Mark Stearns