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January is School Board recognition month

January is School Board Recognition Month, and Concordia Unified School District 333 expresses appreciation to those community leaders who volunteer countless hours to provide leadership for our public school.
Serving on the USD 333 board of education, and their years of service include Mark Nordell, three years; Steve Wetter, seven years; Kevin Pounds, 11 years; Mary Beth Smith, 18 years; Tony Miller, three years; John Culley, three years; and Tim Beims, three years.
“Our board of education members lead by example,” USD 333 superintendent of schools Quentin Breese said, “They do their homework and come prepared to listen to report and make decisions in the best interest of all children in our community. They also attend specialized professional development to stay on top of education issues and trends, and represent our district on other committees and advocacy events. And they do all of this because they are committed to creating opportunities for all children in our community.”
School board members in USD 333 develop policies and make tough decisions that help shape the future of our education system. They bear responsibility and oversight for an annual budget of $21 million, 1,200 students, 300 employees and five buildings.
“We are grateful to have this opportunity to formally say thank you to each of them,” Breese said.
USD 333 encourages the entire community to thank a school board member, not only this month, but throughout the entire year.


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