School Board Recognition Month

January is School Board Recognition Month and Garden City Public Schools is joining other school districts across the state to acknowledge the important contributions local school board members make to their communities. The board members were presented with certificates of recognition at the school board meeting on Monday, January 9.  The Garden City Public Schools Board of Education members include: Andy Fahrmeier, Jackie Gigot, Dana Nanninga, Randy Ralston, Mark Rude, Jennifer Standley, and John Wiese.

School Board Recognition Month recognizes that the elected board represents a continuing commitment to local citizen control and decision-making in education.  As citizen leaders who serve our children, individual school board members face complex and demanding challenges.  School board members must develop policies and make tough decisions on education, which impact the entire community. 

“Our school board members are volunteers who shoulder critical responsibilities and often make difficult choices for our school district, all without pay. Their goal is always focused on the future success of the students in our district,” said Dr. Mike Dominguez, Superintendent of Garden City Public Schools. 

Serving as a link between the community and classroom, school board members are elected to establish the policies that provide the framework for public schools. The board is responsible for an annual budget of over $100 million, over 7,200 students, 1,272 employees and 18 school buildings.

Garden City Public Schools encourages the entire community to thank a school board member, not only this month but throughout the entire year.