The Everyday Heroes of Boyertown Area School District
Pennsylvania public schools educate nearly 2 million students and approximately 7,000 of those students are in Boyertown Area School District. Each one of those students has an individual story and a different path they are taking into adulthood. The roads to success are as varied as the students, but they are not traveling this path alone. Parents, teachers, administrators, school bus drivers, and cafeteria aids all play a vital role in the success of students.
In January, we pause to salute another group of individuals who spend countless hours each month voluntarily leading our schools and making difficult decisions – they are our school board directors. School board directors play a special part in the system because they set the foundation for a strong education system in our community.
These elected officials spend countless hours reviewing budgets, approving curriculum and textbook choices, reviewing hiring decisions, adopting policy, and evaluating the academic and operational results of the district. These dedicated volunteers reside in our community. They are our neighbors, friends, and community leaders who work hard for the benefit of our children.
"Boyertown is fortunate to have a community that is passionate about education. Our Board members represent a diverse set of viewpoints, reflecting the diverse views of those who elect us,” says Donna Usavage, School Board President. “This year the Board has big decisions to make, including the selection of a superintendent. This month we adopted a set of operating guidelines to help us stay focused on what is important and we use our diversity as a strength rather than a source of division.”
As we continue to celebrate the success stories in our schools, let’s not forget our elected school board directors who play a significant role in creating the environment where those successes can happen. During this month of recognition, we ask you to show your appreciation for their service. Please show your gratitude in some way for their time, effort, and dedication to the advancement of public education. Thank them for advocating on behalf of our collective interests and making the difficult decisions. Most importantly, thank them for being everyday heroes and making our students’ success their priority.