January is School Board Member Recognition Month

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ARKADELPHIA — The Arkansas School Boards Association (ASBA) announced that January is School Board Member Recognition Month in Arkansas.  School board members play an essential role in our community. Arkadelphia Public Schools District will join other districts in Arkansas in celebration of our board by thanking them for the time, talents, and knowledge they bring to our district and for their commitment to the families and children of our community.

“Thank you to the Arkadelphia Board of Education for the leadership and support they provide to our district,” said Arkadelphia Superintendent Dr. Karla Neathery. “We appreciate your service to our students and our community. We recognize your vital contributions and the crucial role you play in the education of our children. Thank you for being a difference maker for our APSD students.”

Neathery added that elected school board members give our Arkadelphia citizens a voice in education decision making.  “While we make a special effort to show our appreciation in January, their contribution is a year-round commitment,” she said.

The board members serving our district are as follows: President Casey Motl, Vice-President Blake Bell, Secretary Ida Tramble, Dr. Kenneth Harris, Dr. Jeff Root, Mrs. Gina White, and Mr. Clark Tennyson.

The district’s planned activities for the month include: The Board Members will be honored during the January 18, 2022 Board of Education Meeting with a Badger Pride, a Proclamation from the Governor, a Proclamation from the Mayor of the City of Arkadelphia, special art from our students, and a dinner provided by Nabholz.