First, I want to thank the administration and Theresa. It is they who make the job of being a board member that much easier. Without their expertise, competency and good nature, not only would the job of being a Board member be much more difficult, the district would be so negatively affected by it.
I don’t have a full presentation like Lyn, but I do want to take a minute or two to thank my fellow board members for all their support of and dedication to the district. Being a school board member has its good moments, but it also has its drudgery. The time commitment is enormous. Whether it is going to board meetings, committee meetings, doing research, answering resident’s inquiries or simply stopping by the Ed Center, there is never a time when you can say I have nothing to do. Each of us has our own reasons for why we do it, but I think it is safe to say that service to the community and dedication to the children of the district are primary reasons for all of us. I think a lot of times the community loses sight of the fact that we are volunteers, working hard to do our best. Of course, we are human, so we make the occasional mistake, but what I appreciate most as an insider is that all, every single one, of the decisions we make and the actions we take are done so with good intentions trying to help the district and the community.
As important, as this is my last scheduled meeting as President, I would like to thank my fellow board members for your support of me throughout the year. If one appreciates being a board member can be a thankless job, being President magnifies that. Without the support of all of my fellow Board members the job of President would be next to impossible. As a group we work well together. That is a testament to their civility, collegiality, and temperament. To a person, they are all good souls. I consider them all my friends. Thank you.