January is School Board Recognition Month, and La Porte ISD students and staff paid tribute to the district’s Board of Trustees at the Jan. 17 meeting of the Board. Banners, cards, a video and other creations by students expressed gratitude to these local leaders for supporting public education and serving LPISD schools.
Texans benefit every day from the tireless work and countless hours dedicated by the group of more than 7,300 men and women in communities across the state who serve as members of their local school board. These public servants are elected to serve by local constituents and receive no compensation for their efforts.
“The members of our Board of Trustees devote many hours to attending training and meetings, participating in school district activities and studying information to help them make decisions that are in the best interests of the students we serve,” said Lloyd W. Graham, LPISD superintendent. “They are volunteers who commit this time to our district simply because they care deeply about the children and families of La Porte ISD and want to provide them with the best education system possible.”
Kathy Green, Board president, also serves as president of the Gulf Coast Area Association of School Boards and has been on the LPISD Board since 2004. Craig Hulcy, vice president, was elected to the Board in 2006, and Dee Anne Thomson, secretary, joined the Board in 2010. Other members of the Board and the years they were initially elected include Virginia Pierson-Turner, 2009; Bill Snead, 2005; Lee Wallace, 2010; and Charlcya Wheeler, 2004.