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January is School Board Recognition Month!

January is School Board Recognition Month in Oregon.  Please join with us in honoring the unpaid elected volunteers who serve on Oregon's 197 local school boards, 19 education service districts and 17 community college boards.  These dedicated local leaders give their personal time and energy in handling the critical tasks of budgeting and overseeing the management of Oregon's public education structure.

Our North Wasco County School Board Members are amazing individuals who bring to our school district the dedication and passion for supporting student achievement and encouraging staff to continue making a difference in each child's life.  We thank our School Board Members for their time, compassion and continued energy to keep our District Mission & Vision moving forward!

Kathy Ursprung
Kathy Ursprung, Chair
John Nelson  
John Nelson, Vice Chair
Rob Zule
Rob Zule, Director
Bethani Studebaker, Director
Rebecca Thistlethwaite, Director
Below is the Governor's official proclamation for School Board Recognition Month:

WHEREAS:  Oregonians rely on public education to ensure a prosperous quality of life and strong economic health for Oregon; and

WHEREAS:  Locally elected boards fulfill leadership roles and serve as the conduit through which teachers, parents, businesses and communities demonstrate the care, creativity and support that lead to student achievement; and

WHEREAS:  Public schools nurture and train diverse student populations to the best of their ability, whatever the resources, to give students the knowledge, skills and opportunities they need to succeed; and

WHEREAS:  Board members build the framework that makes it possible for education organizations to teach Oregon's children; and

WHEREAS:  The committed men and women who serve on the boards of Oregon's 197 school districts, 19 education service districts and 17 community colleges deserve recognition and thanks for their dedication to the education needs of the people of Oregon.

NOW, THEREFORE:  I, Kate Brown, Governor of the State of Oregon, hereby proclaim January 2019 to be SCHOOL BOARD RECOGNITION MONTH

in Oregon and encourage all Oregonians to join in this observance.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I hereunto set my hand and cause the Great Seal of the State of Oregon to be affixed. Done at the Capitol in the City of Salem in the State of Oregon on this day, October 26, 2018.

Kate Brown, Governor
Dennis Richardson, Secretary of State