January is designated School Board Recognition Month in Texas, and Northside ISD is joining other districts across the state to gratefully acknowledge the invaluable contributions that elected Board of Trustees make to their communities.
Superintendent John Folks said that even though the District is making a special effort in January to show appreciation to Board members, their work takes a year-round commitment.
"These public servants are elected to serve by local citizens and receive no compensation for their tireless efforts," he said. "Board members are extraordinary people who voluntarily tackle the enormous job of governing school districts. Their ultimate goal is always focused on the future success of every student enrolled in the district.
“Our district is enriched by the contributions of these local citizens who truly care about our kids,” Folks added. “They serve as a crucial link between the community and classroom, and are responsible for an annual budget of $1.1 billion, more than 97,000 students, more than 12,000 employees, and 112 campuses. We applaud their efforts to serve as advocates for our children and the voice of public education.
"These seven elected citizens represent the interests of all Northside publics: our students, staff, parents, business owners, taxpayers and senior citizens," he said. "They fully understand their role as leaders and policy makers."
Serving on the Northside ISD Board are: President Karen Freeman, District 7; Vice President Randall H. (Randy) Fields, District 6; Secretary George Lynn Britton, Jr., District 1; Bennie Cole, District 2; M'Lissa M. Chumbley, District 3; Robert (Bobby) Blount, Jr., District 4; and Katie N. Reed, District 5.
NISD Trustees will receive special recognition during the next regular Board meeting, Jan. 24, beginning at 7 p.m. at the NISD Central Office, 5900 Evers Road.