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School Board Recognition Week set for Feb. 20-24
The Minnesota School Boards Association has designated February 20 through February 24 as School Board Recognition Week in Minnesota. The Maple Lake Public School District is joining school districts throughout our state in celebrating School Board Recognition Week and honoring our local school board members for their commitment to Maple Lake and our children.
School Board Recognition Week is designed to recognize the contributions made by Minnesota’s school board members, including the Maple Lake School Board, who is responsible for governing public education under state law. School board members invest a great deal of time and energy in promoting student achievement. In addition to attending school board meetings, they are responsible for formulating district policy, approving curricula, maintaining school facilities, and adhering to state and federal education law. Legal concerns and the complexities of school finance, including budgeting and taxation, require them to spend hours in training programs and personal study to enhance their understanding of these issues. Their love for learning and concern for our students, staff and community drive their desire to serve in this capacity.
School Board Recognition Week is a time to build awareness and understanding of the role an elected board of education plays in our society, to show our appreciation and begin to better understand how local board members work together to provide a positive future for our children. Please make an effort to tell each of our school board members that his or her hard work has been noticed and is truly appreciated. We are fortunate to have the following individuals serving as school board members in Maple Lake.
Joe Paumen, Chair
Shelly Liljequist, Vice-Chair
Shelley McAlpine, Clerk
Joe Mavencamp, Treasurer
Bill Neumann, Director
Chris Paumen, Director
Rick Thomas, Director