January is School Board Recognition Month and Longview ISD is joining other districts across the state to thank these community volunteers for their commitment and contributions to our public schools.

Thank you Board of Trustees!

Fri Dec 22, 2017

January is School Board Recognition Month and Longview ISD is joining other districts across the state to thank these community volunteers for their commitment and contributions to our public schools.

Our board of trustees consists of Dr. Mark Camp, Mrs. Ava Welge, Dr. Chris Mack, Mrs. Virgina Northcutt, Mrs. Shan Bauer, Mr. Ted Beard, and Dr. Troy Simmons.

“School board members serve countless hours working to make public education the best it can be for every child,” said Superintendent Dr. James Wilcox. "In a climate of change and challenge, they develop policies and make tough decisions on complex educational and social issues that affect the entire community and the lives of individual students. They bear responsibility and oversight in LISD for an annual budget of more than $71 million; 8,500 students, more than 1,400 employees on 16 campuses.

“Preparing today’s students to be productive citizens and the leaders of tomorrow is a tremendous task. As elected officials, school board members are the voice of their communities, serving first and foremost in the best interest of our schoolchildren,” Wilcox said.

“We proudly salute these education advocates as they provide vision and leadership for student achievement, academic programs, district funding, and school facilities. Their service ensures that decisions about local public schools are made by those most familiar with the needs of our community’s children and families,” Wilcox added. “These dedicated individuals deserve recognition and thanks for their unfailing commitment to the continuing success of our students now and in the future.”