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Longview Independent School District joins 1,024 school districts throughout Texas celebrating January 2021 as School Board Recognition Month.

Thank you, LISD Board of Trustees!

Tue Jan 5, 2021

Longview Independent School District joins 1,024 school districts throughout Texas celebrating January 2021 as School Board Recognition Month.

The current Board of Trustees for Longview ISD is Mr. Michael Tubb (Place 1), Mr. Brett Miller (Place 2), Mrs. Ginia Northcutt (Place 4), Mrs. Shan Bauer (Place 5), Mr. Ted Beard (Place 6), and Dr. Troy Simmons (Place 7).

Dr-James-Wilcox-2020-MUGSHOTSuperintendent Dr. James Wilcox praised the tireless work of the board, citing their passion for their community and their love for the students, staff, and families of Longview ISD.

"Our school board members are volunteers who shoulder critical responsibilities and often make difficult choices for our district, all without pay," he said. "Their goal is always focused on the future success of the children in our district."

To honor the more than 7,200 locally elected trustees in Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott has declared January School Board Recognition Month, and the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) is encouraging all Texas communities to join the celebration by showing appreciation to these men and women.

Gregg-Abbott-headshot"While school districts will always face new challenges as they serve the needs of students, Texans can count on their school board members, along with other dedicated school officials, to weather these trials, create opportunities to discuss important issues, develop innovative solutions, and empower educators while remaining focused on their students’ futures," said Gov. Abbott in his proclamation.

Although showing appreciation should be a year-round process, Dr. Wilcox said taking advantage of the designated month "ensures that these important people receive some of the thanks they deserve."

01072020-board-TASB"We are so appreciative of them every month, so celebrating School Board Recognition Month is just one small way to say thanks for all that they do," he said.

Serving as a link between the community and classroom, school board members are ordinary people who demonstrate extraordinary dedication to our public schools.

Elected to establish the policies that provide the framework for public schools, our trustees are responsible for an annual budget of more than $78 million, over 8,000 students and nearly 3,000 staffers.

For more information about the Longview ISD Board of Trustees please click here