President John F. Kennedy said, "Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other."
As Boyle County Schools joins 14,885 school districts throughout the United States in celebrating January as School Board Recognition Month, I ask that we honor those who have pledged to serve.
I also ask that we go forward as a community to consider, in concert with our leaders, what we value and to what extent we serve as instruments to affect meaningful change to support what we value. What part do we play? How can we serve?
Preston Miles has served on the Boyle board since 1989, Sharon Johnson, since 1993, and Ruth Ann Elliott, since 2003. Last month we honored our outgoing board members, Tommy McGirr, who had served since 1997, and Ed Sleet, who had served since 1999. Please join me in thanking these people for their time, due diligence and commitment to the work of our public schools.