Hancock says thanks to board

To the editor:

January is School Board Recognition Month-we at Hancock Public Schools would like to take this opportunity to thank our volunteer Board members: Robbyn Lucier, Chris Heikkinen, Paula Nutini, Charles Paoli, Michele Blau, Glenn North and Kevin Kalinec.

We appreciate their commitment to leadership and accountability in assuring that all children succeed.

School board members in Hancock develop policies and make tough decisions that help shape the future of our education system. They bear responsibility for an annual budget, employees and buildings. They are citizens whose decisions affect our children and build our communities.

They ensure that decisions on school programming are made by people we’ve elected to represent our community’s values, culture and circumstances.

Showing appreciation for the important work of school boards should be a year-round process, but too often we neglect to recognize the dedication and hard work of these men and women who represent us. This January, the staff and students of our district are asking all members of the community to take a moment and thank a school board member.

Thank you to the men and women who dedicate countless personal hours to ensure the needs of our community are met by our public schools. We salute the public servants of Hancock Public Schools whose dedication and civic responsibility make local control of public schools in our community possible.

Monica Healy


Hancock Public Schools