School Board Recognition

January 2017
School Board Recognition Month!

This is a great time to focus on the crucial role an elected board of education plays in our communities and schools. They are extraordinary people who voluntarily tackle the enormous job of governing school districts. Their actions and decisions affect the present and future lives of our children.

Plan now to show your school board members you appreciate their dedication and hard work. 
KASB has assembled a few resources to get you started!

Download the full toolkit here! (PDF)

Education Quotes

“Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.”
— Anthony J. D'Angelo

“Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.”
— Edward Everett

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”
— William Butler Yeats

“Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.”
—Malcolm Forbes

“There is a place in America to take a stand: it is public education. It is the underpinning of our cultural and political system. It is the great common ground. Public education after all is the engine that moves us as a society toward a common destiny...It is in public education that the American dream begins to take shape.”
—Tom Brokaw

“Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education.”
—John F. Kennedy

“As a product of the public education system, I want all American students to have what I had—access to a quality education that enables them to pursue any career they wish, and take on any challenge they choose. Giving our students the best education in the world is a moral imperative and, especially, an economic necessity.”
—Richard Riley, former U.S. Secretary of Education

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed individuals can change the world; indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.”
—Margaret Meade

“If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.”
—Chinese proverb

“The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.”
— B.B. King


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