January is School Board Recognition Month, and Aledo ISD is joining other districts across the state to thank these local leaders for their dedication and willingness to serve as advocates for children and public schools.
“Even though we are making a special effort in January to show appreciation to our board members, we realize their many contributions reflect a year-round commitment,” said AISD superintendent Dr. Derek Citty. “They generously give of themselves to ensure that decisions directly affecting our schools are made by representatives of this community: people who are close to our schools and know our teachers, parents, and students.
“As elected officials, they are the voice of their communities, serving first and foremost in the best interest of our schoolchildren.”
Citty said board members “shoulder critical responsibilities and often make difficult choices.”
“Their ultimate goal is always focused on the future success of the children in our district,” he said. “It’s more important than ever before that the community supports public education so that today’s students are prepared to be productive citizens and the leaders of tomorrow. Our board members provide vision and leadership in their roles as advocates, and they will continue to stand up for public education and guard against anything that takes away from our children or undermines our public schools.”
Board members serving Aledo ISD are: President Jay Stringer, Place 1 (five years); Vice President David Davis, Place 6 (six years); Secretary Johnny Campbell, Place 2 (eight years); David Tillman, Place 3 (two years); Steve Bartley, Place 4 (four years); Bobby J Rigues, Place 5 (seven years); and Hoyt Harris, Place 7 (three years).
“Our district benefits from the tireless work and countless hours contributed by these local citizens who work without pay for our district,” Citty added. “Serving as a crucial link between the community and classroom, this board is responsible for an annual budget of $53.8 million; 5,044 students; 568 employees; and nine campuses.
“Please help us thank these dedicated volunteers for their efforts to make a difference and their unfailing commitments to the continued success of our students now and in the future.”