Pike County BOE members honored for service
Published 11:00 pm Monday, January 28, 2013
The members of the Pike County Board of Education have been recognized throughout the school system for their dedication to the students of the Pike County Schools during January, which is National School Board Recognition Month.
The staff at the school system’s central office hosted a breakfast in honor of the school board members Monday morning.
Board members Wyman Botts, Greg Price and Linda Steed attended.
“It is a pleasure to work with such a great board,” said Dr. Mark Bazzell, superintendent of Pike County Schools. “The board is always supportive and they have done a great job of setting the vision for our school system and then allowing our people to go out and do the work. We are blessed to have such a dedicated and hard working board and they are greatly appreciated.”
Steed said that it is an honor be a part of a board that provides services that make a difference in the lives of children.
“If we only make a difference in one life, it would be worth all of the time served,” she said. “The system is advancing by leaps and bounds. The administration does the work that makes us look good.”
Serving on the school board is a way that Price said he can give back to the community where he grew up.
“Making the educational opportunities better for our students is the most important thing for me,” he said.
For Botts, the opportunities to visit the schools throughout the system and enjoy the programs that were presented in honor of the school board members were very much appreciated.
“At Banks Middle School, each classroom had written letters of appreciation to us,” Botts said. “At Pike County Elementary School, I attended the storytelling event and the students really enjoyed that, as I did.”
Botts said the school board members were invited to attend a basketball game at Goshen High School and received an appreciation plaque at halftime. Goshen Elementary School also presented a plaque of appreciation to the school board members.
“We are invited to tour Pike County High School in February and, of course, the breakfast in our honor at the Central Office, was a very special treat. We appreciate the opportunity to serve on the Pike County Board of Education. It is an honor.”