Nevada Association of School Boards
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President's Message — February 2019
On behalf of NASB, I welcome all recently sworn in trustees and wish each of you a term filled with opportunities and new skills. It is my opinion that 2019 will be a year of new challenges and new opportunities for public education in Nevada. Many of our old challenges will remain as we go forward.
I would also like to welcome our new Interim Executive Director, Tom Ciesynski. Tom has agreed to serve in this position while the Association conducts a search for a permanent Executive Director. Many of you have met Tom and know that he has served as the Association’s Business Manager for the last year. He will be assisted by Gloria Palmer, NASB’s Administrative Assistant.
It has been suggested that the monthly newsletter include a larger variety of voices. I heartily agree. This month we have the opportunity to hear from two recently retired board members, Lori Hunt from White Pine County and Carolyn Edwards from Clark County. Both of these trustees have been excellent examples of what a board member can and should be. Many of you read Carolyn’s message at the recent orientation/training session; it is worth reading again. Both messages can inspire us to do our jobs a bit better.
I’d like to thank and congratulate all those who attended the orientation/training in Reno last month. The material presented was excellent.
There will be another orientation program on March 9, also in Reno. I encourage you to attend. The content will apply toward the Certified Public Official Program mandatory modules as well as NRS 386.327 hours. If you have already completed those modules, alternative CPO units will be available. As a reminder, we are all required by law to receive six hours of training in the first and third years of each term.
On that note, I encourage each of you to contact your Nevada legislators and encourage them to support increased funding for public education in our State. Nevada ranks in the bottom fifth of states in per-pupil funding. In order for our schools to achieve top-tier results, all of our districts need adequate funding. Let’s join together to encourage our legislators and Governor to get the job done.
Thanks again for your efforts on behalf of Nevada’s children.