January is School Board Recognition Month

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 By proclamation of the governor, January is School Board Recognition Month. It’s a great time to recognize our elected community members who selflessly give their time and energy in support of high-quality public schooling for our youth. School board members in Lake Chelan School District are entrusted by this community with responsibility for an annual budget of $28 million, 1273 students, over 200 employees, and 7 buildings.

School boards are charged with making decisions that can sometimes be quite difficult or require sifting through a great deal of information. They also bear responsibility for developing a vision that will guide the school district for years to come. Through collaboration as a team, and with school district staff, their governance and advocacy are building the future of education in Washington state.

This January, we’re encouraging all members of the community to thank a board member. Please thank them for volunteering their time and playing a critical civic role that helps form the bedrock of our democracy—public education. As a crucial bridge between the local community and the school district, their efforts are instrumental in helping all of us realize the hopes and dreams we have for the children of our community.

The men and women serving Lake Chelan School District and their years of service are:

  • Kim Thorpe, Board Chair with 3 years of service
  • Jeff Fehr, Director with 9 years of service
  • Barb Polley, Director with 1.5 years of service
  • Erik Nelson, Director & WIAA Representative with 1 year of service
  • Stephanie Fuller, Board Vice Chair & Legislative Representative with 1 year of service

 For more information about the Lake Chelan School Board, visit https://www.chelanschools.org/district/school-board/