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School Board Members Day - November 15
School Board Members Day - November 15
Maureen Matzer
Thursday, November 12, 2020

Pictured left to right:Bottom Row: Lesley Pace/Vice President, Barb Dochterman and Rick Czepczynski. Top Row: Matt Erbstoesser/Secretary, Greg Wright/President, Jude Castro and John Wyrostek

Perseverance Through Leadership

November 15 will mark the official statewide observance of School Board Members Day in Illinois.  This honorary day is an opportunity for the district and community to show support for our board of education and their commitment to providing a local voice for your educational vision.  Leadership has taken on a new meaning in 2020 with the board's role in creating lasting educational opportunities that offer a pathway to a successful future for each and every child.  It is an opportunity to honor school board members who serve as unpaid volunteers for the benefit of the students and community residents, while also acting as front-line education advocates providing a local voice and vision for the district.  For board members, the tough choices this year go beyond traditional educational outcomes.  While continuing to champion academic success, the school board members must also weigh their decisions in terms of the health and safety of students, teachers, and community members.  For school boards this year, it is about making the most out of difficult circumstances and perseverance during times of challenge, while still achieving the goals necessary for our students to become outstanding citizens.  A great school system is a source of local pride among residents.  That didn't change in 2020 and it will continue to be the case going forward.  Support  the leadership that is provided by your local boards of education during this time.  Support the perseverance of our local school district as we confront these challenges together.  Honor and recognize your school board members as we thank them for their dedicated service to District 165.