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USD 491 school board members recognized

January 18, 2007

Members of the Eudora Board of Education were acknowledged at the Jan. 11 school board meeting in conjunction with School Board Recognition Month, sponsored by the Kansas Association of School Boards.

Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has lent her support by declaring the month of January School Board Recognition Month in Kansas. During the month, KASB thanks its members for participating in the vital function that an elected board of education plays in society and for their commitment to providing quality public education to Kansas' schoolchildren.

"The citizens of Eudora benefit every day from the dedicated energies and countless hours devoted by our elected school board members," said Marty Kobza, Eudora superintendent of schools. "They are part of a larger group of more than 2,000 men and women across the state who tirelessly serve their local communities without compensation."

A public board of education is a legislative body of citizens elected locally by their communities. The Eudora school board, like nearly every other school board in Kansas, is made up of seven members who serve four-year terms of office. As local elected officials, school board members represent an important function of local citizen control and decision-making in education, Kobza said.

"As we see our district grow in size and achievement, we must credit the leadership and vision of our school board members," Kobza said. "We are incredibly fortunate in Eudora to have such a progressive, focused and humble group making decisions about the future of education in our community."

The school board members serving Eudora are Mark Chrislip, Brenda Clark, Jim Martin, Kenneth Massey, Greg Neis, Joe Pyle and Bob Rice.

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