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Thank a School Board Member

Special to La Feria News

2017 School Board Members. Photo: LFISD

2017 School Board Members. Photo: LFISD

January is School Board Recognition Month and La Feria ISD joined other districts across the state to thank these local leaders for their dedication and willingness to serve as advocates for our children and public schools. As elected officials, they are the voice of their communities, serving first and foremost in the best interest of Texas schoolchildren.

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. They generously give of themselves to ensure that decisions directly affecting our local schools are made by representatives of this community, people who are close to our schools and know our teachers, parents, and students.

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. It’s more important than ever before that the public support our schools 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 to public education and guard against anything that takes away from our children.

Students representing each campus honored and recognize Board Members at a regular meeting on January 9, 2017, at the Central Administration Boardroom. The board members serving La Feria Independent School District are: Mr. Juan Briones, President, Mrs. Katie Johnson, Vice President, Mrs. Michelle Gomez-Vela, Secretary, Javier Loredo, Member, Michael Martinez, Member, Lisa Montalvo and Ruben Zambrano, Member.

The La Feria Independent School district benefits from the tireless work and countless hours contributed by these local citizens who work without pay. They serve as a crucial link between the community and classroom.

We applaud their efforts to serve as advocates for our children and the voice of public education.

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