Saline Superintendent Scot Graden Encourages Residents to Salute School Board Members

January is School Board Recognition Month, and Graden is asking everyone to take a moment to thank a board member.

Dear Editor: 

January is School Board Recognition Month – a time to salute the work of our volunteer School Board Members and to celebrate public education.

The theme, “School Boards LeadStrong,” reflects our combined commitment to leadership and accountability ensuring that ALL children succeed.

It’s an exciting and challenging time in public education.  School Board Members in Saline Area Schools develop policies and make tough decisions that help shape the future of our education system.  They bear responsibility for an annual budget of $49 million, 5,250 students, 500 employees, and six buildings.  They are citizens whose decisions affect our children and build our communities.

Our Board of Education, and the hundreds like it across the State, preserve the core of our democracy – public education.  They ensure that decisions on school programming are made by people we’ve elected to represent our community’s values, cultures, and circumstances.

Showing appreciation for the important work of School Boards should be a year-round process, but too often we neglect to recognize the dedication and hard work of these men and women who represent us.  This January, the staff and students of our district are asking all members of the community to take a moment and thank a School Board Member.

The Saline School Board dedicates countless personal hours to ensure the needs of our community are met.  We salute the public servants of Saline Area Schools whose dedication and civic responsibility make local control of public schools in our community possible.  We applaud them for their vision and voice to prepare today’s students to become tomorrow’s leaders.

The community members serving Saline Area Schools and their years of service are:

Secretary Todd Carter (3); Trustee Karen Delhey (1); Trustee Diane Friese (1); Vice President Craig Hoeft (3); Board President David Holden (2); and Trustee David Zimmer (2).


Scot A. Graden
Saline Area Schools


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