Danville Schools to honor leaders during School Board Recognition Month
Danville Schools to honor leaders during School Board Recognition Month
Posted on 01/06/2014
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Danville Schools to honor leaders during School Board Recognition Month

January 6, 2014 - Kentucky will again observe January as School Board Recognition Month and Danville Schools are joining in the celebration.

The Danville Board of Education is composed of Jean Crowley, Kate Graves, Lonnie Harp, Troy McCowan, and Tim Montgomery.

“The voters of our community have created an outstanding group of education leaders in this board,” said Superintendent Coleman. “They are true partners in the work to ensure every child has an experience that will truly give him or her a competitive edge in the future. Thanks to the vision of this forward-thinking team of extraordinary citizens, our schools have been able to evolve quickly to prepare students for the kinds of futures they will face. ”

Under the leadership of this board, Danville Schools has become known as a state and national leader in innovation. They have been featured on PBS’ NewsHour and KET’s Education Matters. In addition, Danville Schools have been featured in the Harvard Letter, Education Week and various newspapers across the country. Also, Bate Middle School has been named a “School to Visit” by education leader Tom VanderArk and as one of 25 schools in the nation considered to be an “Exemplar” by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills.

Thanks to the opportunities our board members have helped to create, Danville High School’s College and Career Readiness Rate has more than doubled in two years’ time and continues to climb. In addition, the district has implemented an engineering program at all levels - elementary, middle and high - and Danville is the only district in the state where all students take part in daily world language instruction in grades K-6.

“When you consider how state and federal funding have continued to decline, our school board has faced tremendous challenges, and it hasn’t flinched from doing whatever is necessary to make sure our kids have the very best of resources and support. In addition to making the very most of state and local funds, our board has continued to support our work that has resulted in funding from outside sources such as Advanced Kentucky, Project Lead the Way and the Next Generation Learning Challenge initiative,” Coleman said. “Our community can be extremely proud of this team of board members. They are selfless in their dedication to doing what is right and best for the children of Danville. They are, without a doubt, the very best school board in the state of Kentucky.”

Across the Commonwealth, Kentucky’s 173 public school systems will use January to recognize the work of the state’s nearly 862 local school board members. Danville Schools will recognize our Board members during their meeting on January 27, 2014, at 6:00 PM at Bate Middle School.