TISD honors school board during School Board Recognition Month

TEMPLE, Texas — The month of January is designated School Board Recognition Month by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) each year. The Temple Independent School District took the opportunity to say thank you and honor Temple’s board of trustees during the board’s monthly meeting Tuesday night (January 11th).

During the superintendent’s recognitions portion of the board meeting, the district’s seven elected officials received a standing ovation from those present. Campus administrators brought gifts for each trustee on behalf of the teachers, coaches, staff and communities they represent. The Temple ISD board of trustees was named the Region 12 Board of the Year in 2020-21 and finished as one of five Honor School Boards in the state. The board has also helped guide the district through the challenges of the pandemic over the last two years Serving as a link between the community and the classroom, school board members are elected to establish the policies that provide the framework for public schools. The TISD board is responsible for more than 8,400 students, roughly 1,400 employees and 15 campuses.

“We are truly grateful for the service of the Temple ISD school board,” said Dr. Bobby Ott, superintendent of TISD. “The governance of Temple ISD has been recognized regionally and statewide for their efforts, for example, recently being named one of the top five school boards in all of Texas. Recognition of their service is tied back to their policy acumen, stability, perspectives that challenge the organization to improve and singular focus on all students and staff. In the last few years their decisions have led the way in ensuring our schools stay open for in-person instruction and remain safe during the challenging times associated with this pandemic. We are very grateful to have these seven individuals working as a team to shepherd TISD during these times.”    

TASB selected the theme “Rising Above” for this year’s School Board Recognition Month and the TISD board of trustees was recognized for helping the district rise above the challenges of the last couple of years. For more information on school board service and School Board Recognition Month you can visit the TASB website at tasb.org.