January is School Board Recognition Month, and Thrall ISD will join the Texas Association of School Boards and other districts across the state to honor the countless contributions of these locally elected advocates for Texas school children and public schools.
In Texas, more than 5.3 million students rely on public schools to help them prepare for the future. They count on the adults in this state to ensure that schools are available, qualified teachers are in place, buildings are safe, and resources are provided. It’s a big job to plant the seeds of success in that many students from pre-k and kindergarten to high school juniors and seniors and dual-credit courses.
In our community we have great examples of adults who have already stepped up to make sure that local schools are ready for the inquiring minds of today’s students. These adults have taken on the responsibility and the hard work of making our schools the best they can be. Our locally elected school trustees are volunteers who donate hours of their time each month to keep the commitment to today’s students. Trustees receive no pay for their work, and they are required to seek out hours of training each year.
“School board members tackle a difficult job and shoulder enormous responsibilities. These men and women are elected to establish the policies that provide the framework for our public schools. They provide vision and leadership in their roles as advocates, and they will continue to stand up for public education and guard
against anything that takes away from our children or undermines our public schools,” said Tommy Hooker, Thrall ISD Superintendent.
“Our district benefits from the tireless work and countless hours contributed by these local citizens who work without pay. Serving as a crucial link between the community and classroom, our board is responsible for an annual budget of $7 million, 740 students,100 employees and 3 campuses. It’s more important than ever before that the public support public education so that today’s students are prepared to be productive citizens and the leaders of tomorrow. Please take a moment and tell school board members ‘thanks for caring about our children and giving so much to our community.’ Let them know we support them and that their dedicated service is recognized and truly appreciated,” Hooker said.
Thrall ISD is very thankful for our Board of Trustees and their commitment to public service for the benefit of the students of our community.
Board members serving Thrall ISD are:
Wesley Grisham, President
Bryan Holubec, Vice President
Mat Poling, Secretary
Sonny Chandler, Member
Brian Drummond, Member
Chris Meyer, Member
Rodrigo Reyes, Member
TISD Board of Trustees will be treated to a special dinner presented by THS FCCLA, FFA and REAL club members and advisers prior to the regular School Board Meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 23, and trustees will also be recognized during the meeting.