While educating children may not seem like rocket science, it is a complex, demanding responsibility: ensuring that schools are available, qualified teachers are in place, buildings are safe, and resources are provided. It’s a responsibility that locally elected board members generously accept. They commit to read reports, learn the laws, understand the community’s needs, set thoughtful goals, and wisely handle the district’s financial resources.
But it isn’t just a simple commitment. Serving as a locally elected board member means going through an election and making difficult decisions for the district, its employees, and its children. It means being available to hear from concerned parents in the grocery store, at the game, or over the backyard fence. It means committing to the time it takes to do the job right. And in Texas there is no pay for school board members, and there are required training requirements, creating further demands on their time. In short, it takes a dedicated individual to serve in this voluntary position.
Fortunately, in every community, caring adults have signed on for the responsibility and hard work of making our schools the best they can be. They immerse themselves in learning what they need to know to make good decisions that will provide for students, from the very youngest to the graduating senior. Trustees are public servants who generously work to benefit the most vulnerable members of each community-our students.
Thrall iSD is proud to recognize our local trustees:
Bryan Holubec, President
Mat Poling, Vice President
Rodrigo Reyes, Secretary
Sonny Chandler, Member
Brian Drummond, Member
Chris Meyer, Member
Wesley West, Member
We encourage our students, staff and TISD community to take a moment during School Board Recognition month, January, to honor the work the TISD Board of Trustees is doing to help our students blast off into the future and to say thank you for this work they are doing.