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Splendora ISD Celebrates School Board Recognition Month

Posted January 13, 2022


(Splendora, Texas)– January is School Board Recognition Month and Splendora ISD is honored to celebrate its trustees for their dedication and commitment to the district’s schools and students. 


“Our school board members are selfless volunteers who spend long hours working to ensure all our students have the opportunity to learn and grow,” Superintendent Dr. Jeff Burke said. “Celebrating School Board Recognition Month is one way to say thanks for all they do.”


Serving as a link between the community and classroom, school board members are elected to establish the policies that provide the framework for public schools. The Splendora ISD board is responsible for an annual budget of $47.7 million, 4463 students, 656 employees and six campuses.


“School boards are essential to a strong public education system,” Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Executive Director Dan Troxell said. “They provide the local governance and oversight that makes it possible for school districts to serve students, including establishing a strategic plan, adopting policies, approving a budget, and selecting and evaluating a superintendent. It’s fitting that we celebrate them in January, as their leadership is key to the success of every school district in Texas.”


Last year, the Splendora ISD Board of Trustees was selected as 1 of 15 Texas school boards for the 2021 Texas Association and School Administrators (TASA) School Board Awards

Board members serving Splendora ISD are: Suzanne Soto, President; Allen Wells, Vice President; Jackie Knott, Secretary; Dan Muirhead, Assistant Secretary; Adam Dietrich, Member; Jason Sessum, Member; and Barry Welch, Member.