Lyons – USD 405 Celebrates Our School Board Leaders This January
"Together, We Achieve"
January is School Board Recognition Month, and Lyons USD 405 joins school districts across the state to say thank you to these community leaders for their untiring dedication to public education.
“Most people don’t realize the time and effort local school board members put into serving as board members. In Lyons we are lucky to have seven very dedicated individuals who truly care about creating the best possible school district” said Bill Day, Superintendent. “School board members are not only involved in the monthly governance of the district but also participate in board training and goal setting sessions. They research issues and read and study reports and financial statements as well as respond to the needs of the community and the needs of the students and staff.”
School board members in USD 405 develop policies and make tough decisions that help shape the future of our education system. They bear responsibility and oversight for a budget of $16 million, 794 students in 5 attendance centers and 215 full- and part-time employees. The USD 405 school board also has oversight of the Rice County Special Services Co-operative with a budget of $3.7 million and 55 employees.
“It is great to have quality people who care about the education of our children and always put our students’ interests first.” said Day.
Lyons USD 405 encourages the entire community to thank a school board member, not only this month but throughout the entire year.
The men and women serving USD 405and their total years of service as board members are Rick Burgess (7), Shirleen Cook (3), Kevin McClure (3), Josh Michaelis (5), Cathy Rose (3), Gary W. Smith (3), and Curtis Tobias (6).