School Board Recognition Week set for February 19-23

The Maple Lake Public School District is joining school districts throughout the state to salute their local education leaders during Minnesota’s annual School Board Recognition Week from February 19-23. The commemorative week is designed to recognize the contributions made by Minnesota’s school board members, including the Maple Lake School Board, who are charged with governing public education under state law.

Minnesota school board members are elected by their communities to manage local schools. They oversee multimillion dollar budgets which fund education programs for more than 825,000 students in approximately 2,000 schools. Their personnel decisions affect more than 52,000 teachers and thousands of administrators and support workers.

These volunteer leaders are also responsible for formulating school 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 board training programs and personal study to enhance their understanding of these issues.

Our deepest appreciation is extended to the dedicated men and women who make it possible for local citizens to participate in education in our community. We salute the public servants of the Maple Lake School Board whose commitment and civic responsibility make local control of our public schools possible: Joe Paumen, Shelly Liljequist, Shelley McAlpine, Joe Mavencamp, Bill Neumann, Chris Paumen, and Rick Thomas.

Please join us by saying thanks to our school board members during Minnesota’s School Board Recognition Week.

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