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Thank you to the Genoa-Kingston CUSD #424 Board of Education!

Partnerships Imperative for Successful School Governance

November 15 marks the official statewide observance of School Board Members Day in Illinois.
Each year, this day is an opportunity to show support for your board of education and the
individual school board members who are committed to providing a local voice for your
educational decisions.

It is a time to acknowledge the board’s role in creating educational opportunities that meet
the goals set forth by the community for their children. These goals are measured by
providing a quality education and a pathway to a successful future for each and every
student. It’s also an opportunity to acknowledge that it takes partnerships and communities
working together toward these common goals to ensure they are achieved.

School Board Members Day is an occasion to recognize board members who serve as unpaid
volunteers for the benefit of the students and the community. They act as the front-line
education advocates providing a local voice and vision for the district by putting in place the
educational priorities of area residents.

But board members are only one piece of a partnership that works in tandem with the district
administration, parents, community leaders, teachers, students, and other public education
advocates to create quality learning opportunities for each and every student. This
partnership ensures that every child has the resources to be successful and achieve their

As a community, we meet challenges head-on and by working as a team supporting our shared
educational vision. We come together when faced with difficulties and we celebrate together
when we triumph. Our success is achieved when we work together with a focus on our
primary goal: providing a quality education to every student of the district.

A great school system is a source of local pride among residents. We owe it to our children
and our students — the future leaders of our community and country — to do everything in our
power to provide them with the opportunities for success.

Recognize your school board members and fellow partners in education excellence on
November 15—Illinois School Board Members Day.