Governor Polis Declares January School Board Recognition Month

January 6, 2021

Governor Polis Proclaims January 2021 as School Board Recognition Month

DENVER — Governor Jared Polis issued an official proclamation recognizing January as School Board Recognition Month. The proclamation reads in part, "school board members are extraordinary people who invest many hours of volunteer work to tackle the enormous job of governing our school districts and whose actions and decisions help impact the present and future lives of young Coloradans."

"It's important that we take a moment and recognize the hard work and dedication of our locally elected school board members, especially this school year, which is the most complicated one in our history," said Cheri Wrench, CASB Executive Director. "School boards enable us to have local control of public schools, meaning that decisions on school programming are made by local, elected representatives who understand the community’s unique problems, values, culture, and circumstances." 

We encourage local communities to recognize these elected officials who exemplify local citizen control and decision-making in education. Take a moment to tell a school board member “thanks for caring about our children’s education.” So, hats off to the dedicated men and women who make it possible for local citizens to have a say about education in our communities. We salute these public servants whose dedication and civic responsibility make local control of public schools in our community possible. We applaud them for their vision and voice to help shape a better tomorrow.


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CASB is a Colorado nonprofit organization whose members consist of local boards of education throughout Colorado and whose mission is to advance excellence in public education and equity for each and every student through effective leadership by the collective action of locally elected boards of education. CASB represents and advocates for more than 1,000 school board members and superintendents statewide.

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