Recognizing our School Board for their Service to SVSD
At the January 30 School Board meeting, Snoqualmie Valley staff and students joined communities nationwide to celebrate School Board Recognition Month. (See photos below of some of these special presentations.)
“I personally want to thank all of our School Board Directors for their commitment and time learning the complexities and laws under which school districts must operate; for listening intently to staff, students, families and the public; for advocating for public education to state legislators; and for their thoughtful guidance on policy and strategic priorities. I appreciate their partnership and focus on doing what’s best for all Snoqualmie Valley students,” said Snoqualmie Valley Superintendent Rob Manahan.
Washington Governor Jay Inslee also issued a proclamation to honor board members from Washington State’s 295 school districts and nine elected educational service district boards. Accountable to the communities they represent, school board members are locally-elected citizens who have stepped forward to serve their community, in a social and economic landscape that is constantly evolving. These dedicated individuals volunteer their time after work or in lieu of family or personal time to help support a thriving, equitable system of public education for all students. 2020 marks the 25th year of this annual observance, which was initiated by the National School Boards Association.
In December, our district celebrated the contributions and dedication of Dan Popp,
who served on the School Board for 14 years (2006-2019).
At the first meeting in January, Superintendent Rob Manahan welcomed Ram Dutt Vedullapalli to the School Board,
swearing him in for the next four years (2020-2024), along with Directors Carolyn Simpson and Geoff Doy who were recently re-elected to the Board.
In other School Board news: Each January, SVSD directors typically vote on Board leadership positions for each new calendar year. For 2020, the group voted for Director Carolyn Simpson to continue as School Board president and for Director Melissa Johnson to continue as School Board vice president, for a second year.